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IP policy

Under Curtin’s IP policy, the University owns intellectual property developed by staff in the course of their duties, as well as that developed by research students under certain circumstances.

Recognising the significant contribution required for successful commercialisation, the University will share income generated as a result of commercialisation of such intellectual property, net of direct costs incurred, 50:50 with originators. The 50 per cent share retained by the University is further divided up between the Research Office at Curtin (50 per cent) and the faculty, school, department or centre (jointly 50 per cent) where the intellectual property was developed.