Annexure 2 - Disclosure, Assessment and Protection
For all invention(s) produced at IITB, the inventor(s) are required to disclose the creative work to the IRCC at the earliest date using an Invention Disclosure form (IDF) of the Institute.
Disclosure is a critical part of the IP protection process and it formally documents claims of inventorship, the date of the invention and other details of the invention. The inventor(s) shall assign the rights of the disclosed invention to IITB.
For sponsored and/or collaborative activity, the provisions of the contract pertaining to disclosure of creative work are applicable.
All IITB personnel and non-IITB personnel associated with any activity of IITB shall treat all IP related information which has been disclosed to the IRCC and / or whose rights are assigned to IITB, or whose rights rest with IITB personnel, as confidential. Such confidentiality shall be maintained till the date as demanded by the relevant contract, if any, between the concerned parties unless such knowledge is in the public domain or is generally available to the public.
In order to expedite and complete the procedural and legal formalities of IP protection, all inventors / creators of IITB are required to sign such identified documents and provide assistance to empower and enable IITB to complete these statutory requirements within stipulated time.
Assessment of Inventions / Innovations for protection
The Institute shall assess the patentability of the invention and make one of the following recommendations:
Renewal of IP Rights: A decision on the annual renewal of IP rights will be taken by the Institute. If IITB decides not to renew the IPR in any country, then it may assign the rights of the IP in that country to the creator(s) based on a request to that effect from the creator(s) and an internal review. In all cases where IP rights in any specific country have been reassigned to the inventor(s), IITB shall not claim any share of proceeds earned through that IP in that country excepting for the costs already incurred by IITB.