Protecting your idea
We help you to protect your research in the right way.
IP is often a prerequisite for successful commercialisation of an idea. Patents, trademarks, design protection and copyrights are some examples of how an idea can be protected.
We help to investigate the situation and suggest the form that fits your idea best. By becoming involved at an early stage, we can help to develop a sustainable strategy for protecting the idea based on your specific situation.
Guidelines for intellectual property created at Uppsala University
Uppsala University has developed guidelines for how intellectual property created at the university should be managed.
Guidelines for intellectual property created at Uppsala University (link to the Staff Portal)
Patents - a strategic instrument
A patent provides broad protection for new technology. If an invention is intended to be licensed to another company, or used as the basis of a start-up company, patenting is usually a prerequisite. In a first step our IP advisers help to investigate the prerequisites for patent protection by, amongst other things, assessing novelty and judging the patentability.
Creating a powerful patent protection requires conscious planning of further research experiments and publishing. You cannot get a patent on an invention that is already published so it is important to do things in the right order. Simply put, this means that you must first protect your results by filing a patent application before publishing them at a conference or in an article.
We offer training in IP issues
Want to learn more about patents and other intellectual property and what is important to consider when research is commercialised, or put to use in another way?
UU Innovation provides training in IP issues for smaller and larger groups of scientists and students. Graduate courses, lectures and workshops tailored to your research- or student group.
We are happy to visit your group or department! For further questions, please contact our IP Advisors.
Advice and support for collaboration agreements
Questions regarding intellectual property rights and ownership often have a central place in collaborations between academic researchers and companies and/or other organisations. It is therefore important to enter into well-considered collaboration agreements, which regulate the rights of all parties involved. A collaboration agreement regulates, amongst other things, the rights to the results and the rules for publication.
In cooperation with the legal department, we can help with advice, working models and agreements, so that a collaboration can be run in a way that benefits all parties.
Please contact us with your questions about the agreement, inventorship, ownership, rights etc., in various types of collaborative projects.