Universities & students

Scott Farnsworth has advised and worked with several universities, university spin-outs, research institutions, and charities, to achieve successful knowledge transfer and research impact, through a series of transactions and policy matters, with each transaction or policy having, at its centre, intellectual property generated within a university or other research institution environment.  Scott’s work with universities and research institutions has been with emphasis upon private sector participation, investment or sponsorship, or otherwise toward an overall framework that is responsible for the internal and external management of intellectual property.

Scott’s advice and written work includes university-wide policies for the management of intellectual property, internal policies for the recording of patentable material and publications, copyright policies for staff and students, frameworks for internal revenue sharing between staff and students, matters regarding inventorship and ownership, agreements for sponsored research, commissioned work, academic consultancies, private and academic collaborative ventures, student affected work, in and out licensing, including FRAND licensing terms, deal structures and financial models.  Scott also advises upon matters concerning academic irregularity, plagiarism, complaints to the OIA, and related proceedings before the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division, Administrative Court).