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 Article 15: Intellectual
Property Committee

1.   There shall be an Intellectual Property
Committee (IPC) consisting of College representatives, IPMO, UNES and Finance
(Grants) Office. The IPC shall have two sub-committees, namely, the
Intellectual Property Review Sub-Committee and the Industrial Advisory
Sub-Committee The  functions  of the IPC shall be to:-

 a)       Establish University IP policy
guidelines

b)       Advise DVC-RPE on IP matters

c)       Review IP disclosures

2.    The
Intellectual Property Review Sub-Committee shall be the formal technical arm of
the IPC and shall be charged with the responsibility of:-

a)       Identifying and inviting
independent faculty expertise on the disclosed area;

b)       Determining the need (or
otherwise) for seeking IP protection for a disclosed creation and advising the
IPC accordingly.

3.    The Industrial Advisory Sub-Committee shall
be the formal university-industry liaison arm of the IPC and   shall:-

a)       Identify and call upon
independent business expertise relevant to the disclosed area to review  the potential for commercialization;

b)      Advise the IPC on the outcome
of the review and the way forward.

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