The Innovation Center is committed to intellectual property-centric innovation management, be it project development, industrial property rights, or even business development, which is unimaginable without a solid contractual background.
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On this page, we summarize the main tasks related to the contracts connected to us (concerning intellectual property rights):
Research contracts regulate the contractual terms of research collaborations between the University and its industry partners. In these the procedural steps to be taken in implementing the research plan are detailed, including the subsequent fate of the created research results and intellectual creations.
The intellectual properties created during the research are the special tools of the university, it is possible to realize a significant income out of their utilization. The most common way to utilize intellectual property is through a license agreement, by which the university transfers the right to utilize intellectual property to a third party. The licensing partner may manufacture and sell products created using intellectual property in its own name as detailed in the contract, in return for which a fee proportional to the university, the so-called pay royalties melynek ellenében az egyetem számára forgalomarányos díjat, ún. royalty-t fizet.
Common intellectual creation ratio – decisive agreement
The intellectual properties created at the university are in most cases created in the framework of a partnership, where the work of the research partners also contributes to the achievement of the results. Intellectual property is a special tool, that is shared by creators along different proportions. The means of this is the joint intellectual property rate-setting agreement, which fixes the share size of the joint ownership, the fee rates for patenting and maintenance and, where possible, the parties ’licensing options.
In addition to inventions, the author’s work is a typical manifestation of the intellectual works created at the university. In addition to inventions, the author’s work is a typical manifestation of the intellectual works created at the university. It can be a scientific paper, a university note, or even a manuscript on which a book is based. The publishing contract is an agreement supporting the utilization of author’s works written at the university, through which the publisher publishes the work in his own name and at his own expense, and then pays a certain percentage of the sale price to the university.
Technology transfer agreement
As a knowledge-producing institution, the university creates intellectual properties within the framework of its core business. Some of these are protected by industrial property rights – such as patent – benefits, others are utilized as know-how. However, a common feature is that the intellectual property covers an industrially applicable technology, the sale of which to business operators is supported by the technology transfer contract..
Spin-off partnership agreement and in-kind agreement
One of the ways of utilizing the knowledge formed at the university is the utilization – the so-called spin-off – starting a business. The university participates in the founding and provides the most important resource of the business and the intellectual property that is part of its equity in the form of in-kind contributions. The establishment of the company is supported by the articles of association, and the in-kind agreement is used for the placement of non-monetary deposits.
Consortium Accession Treaty
The university has extensive domestic and international partnerships in both science and business. It participates in several consortium, civil law and other companies, which have in common that they are formed in order to achieve an identical and predetermined goal. The common objectives, the activities to be carried out and the organizational and procedural framework for the cooperation are usually set out in a consortium agreement.