A report on cooperation in universities and universities, commissioned by the UK government last year, concluded that the UK was not ruling out the possibility of involving companies and universities in research programmes. Ann Dowling, who initiated the review, called for a simplification of the “UK research and innovation support system,” which has become “too complex” for its assessment. Dowling also said that “funding models” should be modified to encourage universities to provide their spiritual spirit for wider use. In 2012, the ERAC Knowledge Transfer Working Group developed guidelines for mental protection management as part of international cooperation. “The Lambert toolkit has shown that there is an alternative standard to the views that are widely represented on the disclosure and ownership of GEISTIGEm property,” said Wyn Davies. “There may sometimes be reluctance of organizations to give up the intellectual property they have created or contributed to, and this reluctance can often be an obstacle to cooperation. In the context of universities and businesses, it can be difficult to solve this problem, where it can be perceived as competing, even contradictory, objectives with rigid attitudes towards disclosure in collaborative research programs. Developing a cooperation agreement at the beginning of a project prior to the creation of intellectual property (IP) can then save a lot of negotiations. The Intellectual Property Office has worked with a number of international parties to conclude separate cooperation agreements in a number of countries. Model agreements for collaborative research are available. You will also find guidelines for ip management in the framework of international cooperation and a guide for cross-border decisions of the European Commission. We collaborated with the Korean IPO to create a new toolkit that will help British and Korean universities and industry manage IP in collaborative research projects. The purpose of the toolkit is to help non-IP experts deal quickly and easily with issues related to ownership and the use of IP rights generated by IN cooperations. The toolkit is based on the Lambert toolbox and contains three model agreements with built-in guidelines.
Mr Dandridge said: “The introduction of the Lambert toolkit was an important step forward in removing barriers to research partnerships between universities and industry. Eleven years later, the commitment of universities in research collaborating with industry is being strengthened more than ever, and the Lambert toolkit remains a valued reference for simplifying the negotiation of cooperation agreements. We welcome this update as an opportunity to ensure that the toolkit responds to the emerging challenges in this area and takes into account the lessons learned from its implementation. It aims to support research between universities, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and the NHS by shortening the process of negotiating and awarding ownership and management of IP. The UK`s Minister for Intellectual Protection, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, said the UK could benefit economically from cooperation between universities and businesses. “The Lambert toolkit is specifically aimed at cooperation between universities and businesses, but it is also a useful guide for cooperation between companies and businesses. We see a greater appetite for cooperation between organizations of all kinds, especially in the face of the pressure of innovation resulting from digital disruptions and connectivity.