Licensing and patenting practices of UK research institutions.

Florence Rodgers made this Freedom of Information request to University of Exeter

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Dear University of Exeter,

In October 2018 we emailed requesting data about the licensing practices of your university, for analysis to be completed we require the information listed below.

Definitions

For the purpose of clarity, please adhere to the following definitions when answering these questions:

Low and middle income country: A country that is defined as ‘low’, ‘lower-middle’ and ‘upper-middle’ income by the World Bank for the year 2018. Income status defined by GNI per capita.
Source: World bank, available online [https://tinyurl.com/jr6s6fm]

Patent: A form of intellectual property (IP) rights protection, whereby a government grants to the inventor, the right to stop others from making, using or selling the product without their permission for a limited period.
Source: Upcouncil, available online [https://www.upcounsel.com/copyright-trad...

Licence: Contracts that transfer IP rights from the owner of the rights to a third party for use.
Source: Upcouncil, available online [https://www.upcounsel.com/copyright-trad...

Exclusive Licence: A licence that allows only the named licensee to exploit the relevant IP rights, the licensor is also excluded from exploiting these IP rights.
Source: TaylorWessing, available online [https://united-kingdom.taylorwessing.com...

Non-Exclusive Licence: A licence that grants any number of licensees to exploit the IP.
Source: TaylorWessing, available online [https://united-kingdom.taylorwessing.com...

Health Technology: ‘Health technology as defined by the WHO: “A health technology is the application of organised knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of lives.’ Source: WHO, available online [http://www.who.int/health-technology-ass…

START FOI request:

Please provide a list of patents granted to your organisation in the period 18th October 2018 to 18th October 2019, grouped by patent family, indicating countries/regions in which the patent has been granted.

END FOI request.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me by email.

Yours faithfully,

Florence Rodgers

InformationGovernance mailbox, University of Exeter

Dear Florence,

Thank you for your request under the information Act of 2000. Your reference number is FOI20-106

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Information Governance Officer

University of Exeter
www.exeter.ac.uk
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Dear Florence,

Please find the University's response to your Freedom of Information Request attached.

Kind regards,
Information Governance Officer

University of Exeter
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/foi/summary/
Lafrowda House, St. German’s Road, Exeter, EX4 6TL

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