DCU Invent’s role in the discovery and transmission of knowledge creates an environment which is highly conducive to the conception and development of many forms of intellectual property. There is always the possibility that such developments may have commercial value, which may be enhanced through the use of patents and other forms of intellectual property rights. We recognise and continue to foster and support the development of inventions for public use. It is the purpose here, to state for University faculty, researchers and students the relevant policies, as well as the nature of faculty, staff, researchers and students’ responsibilities, privileges and options when they have made an invention.
DCU's IP Policy