Templates & Legal Resources - Student Owned IP

To assist such individuals to explore the commercial potential of their inventions with third parties or by way of their own business ventures, a range of templates and guiding documents have been developed.

Templates and Guiding Documents

As explained here, there are circumstances where students own outright the intellectual property they generate from their research projects. To assist such individuals to explore the commercial potential of their inventions with third parties or by way of their own business ventures, a range of templates and guiding documents have been developed. Available templates include:

  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Founders/Shareholders Agreements
  • Assignment Deeds

To obtain a copy of the templates  email Training-BDI@unimelb.edu.au

Independent Legal Advice

We are occasionally asked by students for the names of lawyers and patent attorneys who may able to represent them and their startup companies during their formative stages. While the University does not recommend any particular firm nor require the use of any of these firms, listed below are some firms that represent that:

  • Have a practice able to fulfill the needs of most entrepreneurs and startup companies such as company formation and patent drafting, capital raising and finance, commercial contracts and taxation.
  • Have experience in both physical sciences and health sciences; and
  • Offer a free first meeting at which the future strategy and costs can be determined.

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