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9.1 Issues in registration and IP protection
9.2 IP management
9.3 WIPO
9.4 UPOV
9.5 Other IP resources
9.6 IP Capture Exercise

9.1 Issues in registration and IP protection
The first principle of IP rights is that the creator of IP is the owner of the rights. However, when an employee uses the employer’s resources to generate IPs, the IP rights accrue to the employer, especially if the individual or individuals in question were employed to do such work. Where a researcher is contracted to develop a processor piece of equipment or a plant variety by a customer or employer, the IP rights will normally go to the customer or employer that paid for the work. However, when an employee generates IPs in his or her own spare time with own resources and in afield totally different from his employment, that individual will own the IP. For example, if one is employed as a plant breeder but invents a novel machine or process for the production of tomato ketchup, the ownership will belong to that individual if such an invention was done with the individual’s own resources. If one is

102 involved in sponsored studies, it would be important to clarify the IP ownership issues at the beginning of the activities. The University of Greenwich states its IP rights as follows
The University hereby asserts its rights of ownership in IP created by University
Employees during the course of their employment. In accordance with the
provisions of the Contract of Employment for Lecturing Staff (which includes
academic and research staff) in use since 1992, all staff (and students on
enrolment) employed on that contract have agreed to assign their IP rights to
the university.

However, the University recognises the need to provide

Clear incentives for the creation of IP

Clear and efficient University services which can evaluate and protect IP,
and then decide on the most appropriate arrangements for its transfer into

Fair and equitable arrangements for sharing any net commercial returns
from commercialisation of IP, and

Protection of the moral rights of University Employees as defined in the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

Under normal circumstances, if a scientist is engaged by someone or an institution to develop anew piece of equipment, processor plant variety, the intellectual property rights for the product will accrue to the institution or individual that had made and paid for an order for its development. If you are engaged by a laboratory as a worker or under contract to develop anew plant variety, it is the laboratory that will own the patent. You are also under oath not to disclose such information to the competitors of the Laboratory fora given time even after leaving that particular company. You are further prevented from engaging in production of the same equipment or materials

103 you were engaged to do when you leave the employment of that company or laboratory. A former employee maybe liable to prosecution ifs he is engaged in production of goods or services similar or the same as those of his former employer especially if this is done within a short period of leaving employment. Revelation of secrets to anew employer will also attract sanctions to the employee under the unfair competition laws.

Manual contents
Training objectives
Style and content of the training programme
Introduction to the trainers
Francis ouruma alacho
Professor satish chandra
Chitaku g. mucheleng’anga
Dr gregory robin
Professor keith tomlins
Course timetable
Module one writing research proposals
Value chain approaches
Table 2.1 concept note content
Expected results
Other related
Why is it important to the scientific world – what
Practice makes perfect!!
Split into existing groups
Example of coding an interview script
Undertaking research in value chains
What is a value chain
Fieldwork exercise diagnosis of trc value chain research needs
Ideas for interview questions general
Table 5.1 criteria fora successful interviewer
Module two research methods
Informed consent
Table 7.1 selected patent applications by patent office, broken down by resident and
Source: wipo statistics database, january 2011
Module three capturing intellectual property rights
Table 8.1: summary of types of intellectual property and what they protect
Certification marks
Potato”. ab geographical indication (gi)
Plant breeders' rights (pbr)
Protection of new plant varieties
Exercise: who owns ip
Hawai’i taro patent controversy
Source: makerere university (2010) process map for to-be process – inv 1.1 protection-patenting.
Chapter ten building a community of practice
References/further reading
Research methods
Intellectual property rights
Appendix 1 understanding and using development terms
Information on data
Quality assurance
Backup and security
Expected difficulties in data sharing
Preparation of data for sharing and archiving
Appendix 4 research funding bodies
African union research grant call
Bill & melinda gates foundation, usa
Gdn’s global research capacity building program on research
International foundation for science
Leverhulme-royal society africa award
Newton international fellowships scheme
Rockefeller foundation
Start (system for analysis research and training)
The africa/asia/latin america scholarly collaborative program
The cgiar research program on climate change, agriculture, and food
The food security center (fsc) university of hohenheim, germany
Third world academy of sciences
World bank – development marketplace
Appendix 5 check your proposal
It is important not to
Typical comments from evaluators of eu research proposals (corn, 2010)
Final advice from the eu/checklist
Appendix 6 course forms
Strongly agree
End of training evaluation form

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