ÉTS Intellectual Property: Benefits for All Parties
ÉTS’s intellectual property policy is beneficial for all parties involved. Depending on the context and nature of the research, the intellectual property may belong to you, to ÉTS, or may become common property. Each project is treated on a case-by-case basis.
ÉTS Intellectual Property
Intellectual property is the embodiment of the mind’s creations. These creations, which occur in five forms, are framed by laws and regulations. They can be inventions – or patents –, industrial designs, trade-marks, integrated circuit topographies and copyrights, which include literary and artistic works.
At ÉTS, issues relating to intellectual property are treated in the Policy and Rules on Intellectual Property (in French). The policy addresses more broadly the whole question of intellectual property, particularly in the research domain. There you will find the rules about:
- Written works, including those created in collaboration; books and scientific articles, educational material and works carried out in whole or in part by students;
- Computer programs;
- Special considerations in the area of contract research;
- Mediation, arbitration and recourse to the civil courts.
This policy applies to all members of the School and to any person remunerated under an employment contract issued by the School, no matter the source of funding used to provide the salary. It also applies to any person on whom the School confers a university status for the purposes of research funding applications or the conduct of research activities and creation, as well as to any person assigned to or working on a research project led by any persons above designated, regardless of the activities in question.
At ÉTS, we generally protect our commercially promising technologies by the use of patents. We seek to provide a competitive advantage to our partners in the given sector. A patent represents the right that a government gives you to prohibit the use, manufacture or sale of your invention, by a third party, in the given country. Would you like to know more about our high market potential technologies? Learn more about our Innovations with High Market Potential.
"I approached ÉTS in 2000, because I wanted to develop software to measure the attenuation of hearing protectors. I made the acquaintance of Jérémie Voix, who was interested in doing his PhD at ÉTS. We quickly developed a close relationship, and he eventually became our Chief Technology Officer” says Nick Laperle, Founding President of EERS.Learn more