- Oxford University was one of the first UK universities to
develop an intellectual property policy and has been refining its
careful approach to the treatment of employees' and students'
intellectual property rights since 1984.
ingredients of this approach are a generous revenue-sharing policy that
brings significant personal benefits to inventors (employees or
students) and a hugely successful and well-resourced technology
transfer operation, Isis Innovation, which has earned national and
- Oxford's intellectual property
and technology transfer model is now being copied by other leading
universities, and University staff are often asked by UK and overseas
Governments to advise on the development of similar models.