All PolyU staff members and students must disclose to PolyU any and all the inventions, discoveries, creations and any forms of IP made by him/her during the tenure or valid registration with the University as staff or students, whether or not such inventions, discoveries or creations may be patentable or have the potential for commercialization as soon as such they come into existence.

Policy

In this connection, the PolyU’s vision, stance and measures taken towards IP, have been illustrated in detail in the Policy on Ownership of Intellectual Property (PIP). Please refer to the policy documents by following the below links which access is restricted to PolyU community.

 

Regulations

The practices of IP are governed by the Regulations on the Management of Intellectual Property (RMIP). Please refer to the policy documents by following the below links which access is restricted to PolyU community.

 

Procedures

For the ease and coherence in the implementation of the above-mentioned policies and regulations, the University’s Standard Operating Procedures have been set forth to assure all parties involved have an identical series of guidelines under the same set of principles. Staff members and students are encouraged to look into the details of the University’s Standard Operating Procedures for Patent Applications and invention disclosure documents in regard to the instructions laid down for invention disclosure with provided links below. The access is restricted to PolyU community.

 

Urgent Filing

As for urgent cases where inventors would like to file the IP within three months, he/she must sign a declaration undertaking that he/she will bear all legal expenses involved in the patent application should the University finally decide not to support the filing or alternatively, file a US provisional application at his/her own expense to preserve a priority date. Kindly refer to below link for further details.

 

Enquiries

ITDO is delighted to offer answer to inquiries related to invention disclosures as well as PolyU’s IP policies and regulations. You may give us an e-mail or a call:

Innovation and Technology Development Office
IP Enquiries

T 852 3400 2805
itdo@polyu.edu.hk