Intellectual Property (IP)

Exploit our research by licensing our technologies and accessing Intellectual Property.

IP Resources

The following links may be useful:

Model Agreements

Please note that Research and Enterprise contract review/work needs to be carried out in collaboration with the Academic Secretary (John Wallace x 8842) or the Head of Commercial and Intellectual Property Services (Dr Paul Williams x 8244). Only authorised personnel of the University , such as DVC Research & Enterprise or John Wallace, are able to sign-off on such contracts as identified in the University Financial Regulations. No-one else should sign Research and Enterprise contracts on behalf of the university.

Model Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a document that, when signed, will allow one party to discuss their confidential information (including their work and ideas) with other interested third parties. It legally binds those third parties to keep the information confidential and not to disclose it to other parties.

There are two standard NDA available, which have been approved by the Deputy Vice Chancellor as the standard to be used when academics wish to discuss confidential matters with companies.

  • Model Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Model Multi-Party Non-Disclosure Agreement

Other Model Agreements/Contracts

In addition the above, staff may also require the following types of contracts/agreements useful.

  • Model Student/Associate IP Assignment Agreement
  • Material Transfers Agreement
  • Software Evaluation Licence Agreement
  • External Consultants Contract


Contact us

Dr Paul Williams, Head of Commercial & Intellectual Property Services

Tel: 020 8331 8244