Consultation on The National IP Protocol

KTI invites comments on The National IP Protocol in practice.

Having operated under the Protocol’s guidance and mandate for the last two and a half years, it is now appropriate that we look at how it is working in practice. The Protocol was intended as a living document and KTI (the central Technology Transfer Office as envisaged at that time) was given responsibility to review and update it. The intention is not to replicate the good work done and the investment of time by the Intellectual Property Implementation Group members to produce the Protocol but instead to understand any key issues that have arisen as it is implemented in practice.

The Protocol deals primarily with collaborative research, where industry and Research Performing Organisation’s work together and, in particular, where industry and the State share the cost of the research. It also deals with industry access to the results of research that is 100% State funded and contract research where industry pays the full cost of the research it commissions.

Your views are important to us. What issues do you see? What recommendations do you have on how to improve it, so as to foster greater economic growth in Ireland? Your contribution will feed directly into the research we have undertaken at KTI. We intend to produce a white paper, making recommendations for change to the Protocol, for the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation by the end of Q1 2015.  

Please send your comments and recommendations on the Protocol and its implementation to using the email subject: IP Protocol before the deadline of 28th November 2014