Policy

This Policy applies to all Intellectual Property created by a Researcher, Staff and/or Student in the course of their employment by the University, and/or enrollment at the University, and/or with Use of University Facilities. 

In the event of a conflict between the provisions of this Policy and the provisions of any current and/or future collective agreement covering a Researcher, Student, and/or Staff, the applicable collective agreement shall govern to the extent of the conflict.

This Policy does not apply to any Intellectual Property Rights in lecture materials, teaching materials, and course syllabuses (hereafter the “Educational Materials”), except where the University has directed the creation of such Educational Materials under a contract that specifies the University owns such Educational Materials.

This Policy does not address the ownership or conveyance of Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Rights related to or arising from Indigenous Research.

 The Intellectual Property Commercialization Policy was approved by the Queen's University Board of Trustees on May 13. 2022.