Intellectual Property Cell
The Aligarh Muslim University (hereinafter referred as University) is dedicated to teaching, research and the extension of knowledge to the public. The University recognize its responsibility to encourage creativity and scholarly works and the developments of new and useful materials, devises, process and other intellectual property. The creation of this intellectual property may have potential for commercialization which thereby contributes to the professional development of individual involved, enhance the reputation of the University, provides expended educational opportunities for students and promotes public welfare. It is in the context of advancing the common good that university supports and encourage efforts directed towards bringing the fruits of University research in diverse fields of knowledge to public use and benefits. The University is committed to providing an environment where scholarship and innovation can flourish and those participating can be justly rewarded for their efforts. At the same time it recognizes that certain intellectual property is developed as a result of the environment provided by the University and that special relationships exist between the University and its staff and students of the University its self-wishes where appropriate to gain benefits from the activity, with the benefits following on to future generations of staff and students. The University recognizes that the research and teaching missions of the University always take precedence. At the same time, the University encourages the development of inversions and technology resulting from University research, and seeks to facilitate the transfer of such technology for the use and benefit of the public, the University and the creator. In order to establish the respective rights and obligations of the University, its faculty, students, and other employees in intellectual property of all kinds now and hereafter existing, the University is adopting these ordinances shall govern the intellectual property rights of the University, faculty members, students and others in the work, products, ideas and inversions created in connection with the activities of the University.
The University has created intellectual property policy for the management of intellectual property to:
a. Promote, preserve, encourage and aid scientific investigations and research:
b. Provides an organizational structure and procedures through which invention and discoveries made in the course of the University research may be made readily available to the public through channels of commerce:
c. Established standards for determining the right and obligation of the University, creators of intellectual property (e.g., inventors, developers, authors) and their sponsors with respect to invention, discoveries and works created at the University:
d. Encourage, assist and provide mutually beneficial rewards to the University, members of the University and others who transfer University intellectual property to the public through commercial channels under this policy:
e. Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations and enable the University to secure sponsored research funding at all levels of research.