The Contract Management Function
In connection with research work, the IT University enters into different kinds of cooperative relationships with external parties, including both Danish and foreign companies. When the university enters into cooperative agreements, we are obliged to ensure that the IT University meets its legal obligations and that contracts are acceptable to both the university and the research scientists involved.
In the course of research work at the IT University, whether conducted as part of a cooperative research project or not, various kinds of immaterial rights to research results are materialised. Pursuant to the legal regulations concerning inventions at public research institutions, the IT University is entitled to patentable inventions by the university's employees.
Special note on students
When students write projects for a company, the company will often ask the student to enter into a confidentiality agreement and (where applicable) an agreement on the exploitation of immaterial rights.
The Contract Management Function is not in a position to offer external legal advice, and, for this reason, a student’s contract with a company in connection with writing a project is beyond the scope of the Contract Management Function. However, this website provides information on students’ ownership rights to their own project results and a confidentiality agreement template that students are welcome to use. Click here.
Elisabeth Kjær Simonsen
AC Head of Section
tel.: +45 7218 5074
- Preparation and negotiation of the IT University’s cooperative agreements and confidentiality agreements concerning research work with external parties
- Provides support to research management in connection with reporting new inventions, processing patent applications and patents administration
- Negotiation of patent sales/licence agreements
- Ad hoc internal legal advice