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Intellectual Property

This University’s IP Resource website is intended to act as a reference for use from time to time during your academic/research life or life as a student. Its aim is to provide an overview of the key issues relating to Intellectual Property (IP) which are likely to arise during your academic/research career or study. IP is important whatever your academic discipline is.

This Resource explains:

  • The nature of IP, how you may create it, and how to protect it;
  • How to use IP belonging to others safely;
  • How IP can be commercialised; and
  • The importance of confidentiality.

It includes video footage containing important information from experts and colleagues who have experience of important IP issues. There are quizzes and other useful resources, including links to case studies.

The IP Resource can be found at: www.ipresource.manchester.ac.uk