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1 Operating Intellectual Property Policy & Standard Operating Staff involved in development: Job titles only Directorate: Department: For use by: Purpose: This document supports: Standards and legislation Key related documents: Senior R&D Manager Research and Development Research and Development All staff working in the Trust Provides guidance on the management of Intellectual Property in the Trust Supersedes: IP Policy & November 1999 (Reviewed November 2001) Health Service Circular (HSC 1998/106). Policy Framework for the Management of IP within the NHS arising from R&D The NHS as an Innovative Organisation: A Framework and Guidance on the management of IP in the NHS (2002/29030) Equality Impact Assessment: Does this document impact on any of the following groups? If YES, state positive or negative, complete Equality Impact Assessment Form available in Disability Equality Scheme document DN192 and attach. Groups: Disability Race Gender Age Sexual orientation Religious & belief Other Yes/No: No No No No No No No Positive/ Negative: Approved by: Management/Clinical Directorate Group Research & Development Directorate Approval date: 4 th September 2009 Ratified by Board of Directors/ Committee of the Board of Directors Research & Education Committee of the Board of Directors Date: 2 nd September 2009 Review date: 31 st August 2011 THIS IS A CONTROLLED DOCUMENT Whilst this document may be printed, the electronic version maintained on the Trust s Intranet is the controlled copy. Any printed copies of this document are not controlled. Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Not to be reproduced without written permission. Page 1 of 12

2 Operating 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 The Department of Health (DoH) places a duty on NHS Organisations to audit, protect and exploit Intellectual Property (IP) in order to improve patient care and wherever possible generate income, and to ensure that IP generated by all NHS employees is managed as effectively as any other NHS asset. However, it is recognised that the management of IP is a specialist task and that, unless formal procedures are in place and followed, there is a great risk that benefits due to the NHS will be lost. 1.2 An IP policy and operational procedures are required to ensure that Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is able to identify and exploit any IP generated through the activity of employees and that all IP is managed efficiently and effectively for the benefit of the NHS, its patients and employees and the wider economy. In providing a framework for the management of IP in the Trust this document sets out: Aims Background Policy Supplementary Information (Appendix 1) Operational for the Management of IP (Appendix 2) Revenue Share Scheme for the Commercialisation of IP (Appendix 3) 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2.1 Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust wishes to develop as an organisation which has innovation at the heart of its business, generating wealth for better health through effective and efficient management of IP generated by the Trust. 2.2 IP created by those working in the course of normal duties at the Trust, including students and those funded partially or wholly by third parties, will belong to Trust unless agreed otherwise. 2.3 As recognition and reward for creative energy and innovation the Trust will grant employees who create commercially exploitable IP a majority share in revenue received from that IP. For IP that is not commercially exploitable, the Trust will endeavour to make that IP freely available for the benefit of NHS staff and patients. 2.4 The R&D Unit is responsible for the management of all IP at the Trust. The designated IP lead, responsible to the Senior R&D Manager, is the first point of contact and main channel of communication for all IP issues. 3 AIMS 3.1 The overarching aim of the policy and operational procedures is to ensure that Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust develops as an organisation which has innovation at the heart of its business in recognising IP as a valuable NHS asset: By ensuring new technologies are identified and developed in the interests of NHS patients and society as a whole; that innovation leads to new products, improved inventions, and services for health and social care; and by ensuring that those Page 2 of 12

3 Operating inventions which can make more income available for improving the health service are appropriately developed and exploited By ensuring that IP protection facilitates rather than impedes uptake of inventions; that crucially IP is only developed commercially if it is likely to generate income that outweighs the costs and risks of development; and, providing policies and procedures have been followed, that income will be retained by the employees and the Trust in line with wider-government policy By ensuring IP activities are accurately recorded using a formal administrative procedure in order to effectively manage IP, evaluate progress against performance indicators and to facilitate statutory reporting of the management of IP. 3.2 The objective is to ensure expert and efficient management of IP by managing all IP generated by the Trust through the Papworth R&D Unit and, in particular, by having a single designated IP lead negotiate on behalf of the Trust with specialist IP organisations such as Health Enterprise East (HEE), the NHS Innovation Hub for NHS staff in the East of England, and other third-parties including industry and the University sector. 4 BACKGROUND 4.1 LEGISLATIVE GUIDANCE: The IP policy and operational procedures were informed by: Health Service Circular (HSC 1998/106). Policy Framework for the Management of IP within the NHS arising from Research & Development: Set out the statutory responsibility on NHS bodies in receipt of NHS R&D funding to identify, assert ownership and exploit the IP generated by R&D The Management of IP and Related Matters: An Introductory Handbook for R&D Managers and Advisers Handling Inventions and Other IP: A guide for NHS Researchers Health and Social Care Act 2001 The NHS as an Innovative Organisation: A Framework and Guidance on the management of IP in the NHS (2002/29030): Set out the discretionary extension of HSC 1998/106 to include IP generated by NHS activity outside of R&D in all NHS organisations and involving all NHS employees. Further information on DoH guidance on the management of IP and on IP in general is obtainable from the designated IP lead. 4.2 DEFINITION: In practical terms any novel or previously un-described tangible output of intellectual or creative activity can legitimately be described as IP. It has an owner, it can be bought, sold or licensed and must be adequately protected. Crucially, IP can also be lost or forfeited if it is mishandled (Appendix 1). IP through innovation and invention occurs naturally in the normal course of employment at all levels throughout the NHS through the day-to-day work of consultants, scientists, technicians, nurses, health professionals, managers, etc. Page 3 of 12

4 Operating The DoH considers innovation and invention to be a core part of the duties of all NHS employees. 4.3 TYPES: IP can include inventions, industrial processes, software, data, written work, designs and images (Appendix 1). In the NHS IP may be a novel treatment, a device, a new drug, data, software, training material or a new management system. 4.4 PROTECTION: IP and IP rights are not one and the same thing. IP rights define the legally-protected rights that enable owners of IP to exert control over the exploitation of the IP, usually with commercial gain in mind, and be rewarded for its use thus encouraging further innovation. IP rights give the right to stop others exploiting this property, sometimes for a fixed period, sometimes indefinitely (Appendix 1). Although DoH policy emphasises that all types of IP and IP rights are important, patent protection for inventions, copyright for works, unregistered design rights for design drawings and know-how/confidential disclosure agreements for information (including know-how associated with patented techniques), are the most common areas of IP management in the NHS. 4.5 OWNERSHIP: As a general rule, in accordance with the Patents Act 1977 and Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, ownership of IP created by any person in the course of performing their normal duties during his or her employment rests with the employer unless their agreement is otherwise. Any activities outside the normal duties of the employee that generate IP belong to that employee. IP generated by NHS employees in the normal course of business, including inventions, information and data, generally belongs to the employer (e.g. an NHS Trust), unless the employer and employee have agreed otherwise. This includes IP created when the employee was not technically employed (e.g. outside normal working hours), except when the IP is not connected with the employment, as the employee would not have been able to develop the IP if it were not for the use of or access to the work environment. This includes IP developed from background IP, by input from professional colleagues, and with the use of technology or data connected with employment. In cases where IP is generated by students or employees working for the NHS with employment contracts funded partially or wholly by third parties (e.g. a university, a medical charity or a commercial organisation), the IP normally belongs to the NHS Trust concerned, unless the contract between the NHS body and third party organisation dictates otherwise. In cases where IP does not belong to the NHS body, but has been generated by use of or access to NHS resources, the IP must not be exploited without prior written consent from the NHS Trust concerned. 4.6 COMMERCIAL EXPLOITATION: There is no explicit legal requirement for an organisation to share the income generated from IP that is commercialised with the employees who created the IP in the normal course of their duties. However, in some circumstances it is considered proper for the employee to be granted a discretionary personal share of any income derived from IP that is commercialised. To encourage NHS employees to contribute to the generation of IP, current DoH guidance states that a reasonable share of the income from commercialised IP should be offered to the NHS employee as inventor of that IP. Page 4 of 12

5 Operating 5 POLICY 5.1 This section establishes Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust s policy on IP that underpin the operational procedures for the management of IP in the Trust (Appendix 2) 5.2 The Trust wishes to develop as an organisation which has innovation at the heart of its business, generating wealth for better health through effective and efficient management of IP generated by the Trust. However, although the Trust values and encourages innovation management of IP is subsidiary to, and must not interfere with the core functions and obligations of its health service duties. 5.3 The IP policy and procedures apply to all staff that are full or part-time employees of the Trust, those working at the Trust with employment contracts funded partially or wholly by third parties including those seconded to and providing consultancy to the Trust, and students undertaking training at the Trust. The Trust will ensure that this document and any future changes to IP policy and procedures are adequately disseminated. 5.4 IP generated by any staff (including those defined above and in Section 4.5) in the course of performing their normal duties whilst working at the Trust will belong to the Trust unless agreed otherwise in a contract between the Trust and the third party organisation. 5.5 The R&D Unit is responsible for the management of all IP at the Trust. The designated IP lead, responsible to the Senior R&D Manager, is the first point of contact and main channel of communication for all IP issues. The R&D Unit will take a lead role in reviewing all grant applications, research protocols, and research-related employment and financial contracts to address ownership and exploitation of potential IP. This document is not intended to be a substitute for consultation with the designated IP lead in cases of uncertainty or dispute over IP generated by the Trust. 5.6 All staff working at the Trust who may have generated IP during the normal course of employment are required to bring it to the immediate attention of the IP lead before disclosure to third parties or any attempt to exploit the IP. Prior public disclosure (e.g. publication, presentation or use with patients) may hamper efforts to secure IP rights and could significantly reduce benefits due to the NHS and the member of staff who generated the IP. From time to time, the designated IP lead in conjunction with specialist IP organisations where appropriate will conduct technology audits in order to identify IP generated by the Trust that might otherwise never come to light. 5.7 For all IP identified by the mechanisms above, the designated IP lead will record details of the IP including supplementary information on generation of the IP, and establish ownership of the IP including the date the Trust was first notified of the IP. Taking advice from specialist IP organisations where necessary, the IP lead will evaluate the value of the IP and recommend the most appropriate course of action. 5.8 As recognition and reward for creative energy and innovation the Trust will grant employees who create commercially exploitable IP a majority share in revenue received from that IP. In line with standard procedures, residual revenue (i.e. surplus income after the deduction of costs) will be shared as outlined in Appendix 3. The Trust s principle of commercial exploitation is that the Trust owns the IP and should it be deemed that the IP is likely to generate income that outweighs the costs and risks of development, the employee will provide technical (but not financial) support for the IP he or she has generated, whilst the Trust in conjunction with specialist IP organisations and Page 5 of 12

6 Operating other third parties as required will provide the management and financial support required to exploit the IP. 5.9 The Trust recognises that commercialisation of IP generated by the Trust will not always be appropriate and other priorities such as improving care for the maximum number of patients and providing cost-savings should be considered. Where the IP has no commercial value but has the potential to improve healthcare and/or reduce NHS expenditure, the designated IP lead in conjunction with specialist IP organisations and other third parties as required will determine the most appropriate course of action In cases where the Trust chooses not to further the exploitation of IP, in most cases, the IP will be assigned to the member of staff generating that IP at their request so that they may exploit the IP independently of the NHS In cases where ownership of IP is uncertain or disputed, the Trust, involving independent reviewers as necessary, will determine ownership by examination of supplementary information on generation of the IP. All staff are reminded of the importance of maintaining accurate records of IP they might generate. Further information and advice on this is obtainable from the designated IP lead Although copyright of any work produced by an employee in the course of normal employment technically belongs to the NHS Trust concerned, in order to encourage staff to publish academic, technical or professional work the Trust will normally assign copyright to the author and not claim a share of income derived from publication of the work provided the role of the Trust is acknowledged. The Trust may also request that a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence is granted for the Trust to use the work for its own non-commercial purposes, including research, education and training As the Trust does not have specialist IP expertise, it has contracted with HEE on a nonexclusive basis to provide specialist IP management advice and services including negotiation of agreements on ownership, licensing and the formation of spin-out companies on behalf of the Trust. The designated IP lead will act as a conduit between Trust employees and HEE. Although via innovation review and risk-appraisal HEE advises the Trust on the costs of exploiting IP, the expected value to the NHS and the likely financial return, the Trust retains the exclusive right to decide whether IP is exploited and the route of exploitation CONTACTS: Senior R&D Manager & IP Lead: Dr Alistair Grant, Tel: , Page 6 of 12

7 Operating Background Appendix The most common types of IP are: Inventions, each embodying a new idea capable of being made or used by industry and involving a non-obvious inventive step (There are a number of excluded classes, such as mathematical algorithms, methods of treatment of the human or animal body by surgery or therapy, or methods of diagnosis) Literary and artistic works, films, videos, records, broadcasts and typographical arrangements, including computer software Designs and design drawings, mainly of aesthetic objects Engineering components, architectural drawings, etc Product brand names, company logos, etc Trade secrets, background techniques. 1.2 The most common types of IP rights are: Patents for inventions, processes, gadgets, equipment, etc. Copyright for works, media, etc. Registered Design Rights for designs, features of appearance, etc. Unregistered Design Rights for engineering components, architectural drawings, etc Trade Marks for names, signs, logos, etc Know-How/Confidential Disclosure Agreement for information, secrets, techniques, etc. 1.3 IP rights may not be able to be secured if the IP is publicly disclosed before protection is sought because this could be counted as prior publication. Any type of disclosure (whether by word of mouth, demonstration, advertisement or article in a journal), by the applicant or anyone acting for them, could prevent the granting of IP protection and thus reduce potential benefits arising from the IP. In the NHS this could include: Publication of a scientific research paper Oral or poster conference presentation Discussing ideas with external colleagues or patients If prior publication came to light after IP protection had been granted this may lead to that protection being revoked and the loss of benefits associated with IP protection. It is essential that any disclosure is made under conditions of strict confidence including, where necessary, a confidentiality agreement. Page 7 of 12

8 Operating Operational for the Management of Intellectual Property Appendix 2 1 General Management Arrangements 1.1 These operational procedures for the management of IP generated by Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (hereafter, the Trust ) are within the current DoH framework and have been extracted verbatim from The NHS as an Innovative Organisation: A Framework and Guidance on the management of IP in the NHS. Copies of this and other relevant IP documentation are available from the IP lead. 1.2 The Trust recognises that from time to time, during the normal course of employment, an employee may generate IP which may have value in the delivery of better patient care. IP including but not limited to patents, copyright, design rights, trademarks and know-how which arises in, or could reasonably be expected to arise from, the course of the normal duties of an employee undertaking R&D normally belongs to the Trust, unless an existing contract with either the employee or with another party (such as an external sponsor) overrules. 1.3 For employees generating IP outside R&D, particularly patentable IP, it is not always clear where ownership lies. However, in return for assignment of the IP to the Trust, the Trust will offer employees the same potential benefit as to others where ownership by the Trust is more clearly defined. The Trust will then undertake to evaluate and exploit the IP when appropriate. 1.4 The Trust also recognises that some of its employees hold employment contracts funded jointly by the NHS and another party or funded entirely by another party (e.g. a university, a medical charity, a commercial sponsor). Others are fully employed by a university but receive a supplement to salary from the NHS. The Trust will agree and thereafter formalise with the other party how IP generated during the employment is to be managed to the maximum benefit of the Trust and the employee. 1.5 A Trust employee may have a part-time NHS contract and be employed parttime (for example in private practice). If IP arises during this period of NHS employment it will normally be owned by the Trust if it is construed to relate to that employment. If there are circumstances which make it more likely for the IP to arise within the self-employment, then the Trust may agree with the employee alternative terms for the sharing of benefit and will set these out in an agreement. 1.6 A Trust employee may have an honorary contract with another organisation e.g. a university which recognises the research status of an employee. IP generated by such an employee will normally be owned by the Trust. Ownership of IP in other honorary contracts will need to be agreed as described in 1.4 above. 1.7 IP generated by an employee acting outside the normal course of their NHS duties will be owned by the employee subject to the terms of employment set out above. 1.8 Trust policy is to encourage and enable an employee to participate in the generation of IP as part of its commitment to encourage innovation and to Page 8 of 12

9 Operating deliver the best possible patient care. Sometimes an improvement to patient care can only come about by the protection of the IP rather than by immediate widespread dissemination. The policy is to maintain a balance between the legitimate needs of the Trust to protect its interests and the provision of a creative environment for employees in which to work. The Trust has agreed that income generated by successful exploitation of IP can be shared with the inventors, the employees responsible for the innovation. 1.9 Any employee wishing to discuss the protection of any idea or other form of IP should discuss the matter with the IP lead at the earliest opportunity and, in any event, before disclosure of the idea to any party outside the Trust either orally or in writing. Prior public disclosure (other than under explicit terms of confidentiality or to another employee of the Trust) may invalidate any subsequent patent application and diminish both potential commercial value and benefits accruing to the Trust and the inventor. It is essential therefore that ideas and inventions are not generally discussed and are reported instead through the correct channels. All employees should be aware of the importance of avoiding improper disclosure of their inventions A record will be kept of the date and time on which an employee reports to the IP lead that he or she is the inventor of a creative product. Employees are reminded of the importance of keeping accurate and dated laboratory notebooks so that, in the event of similar IP being generated elsewhere, the ownership of the invention can be legally attributed. Such notebooks can be important when applying for patents in the USA and also for identifying know-how The IP lead will be the initial contact point for advice, and can provide details of the support available for the management of IP The Trust through the IP lead maintains a register of all IP rights owned by the Trust which have been licensed or assigned to a third party where an employee is a named inventor or originator. Details of these IP rights and the income they generate will be given to the DoH from time to time on request The Trust is the vehicle for holding patents and other IP, but is free at its absolute discretion to engage another party (e.g. an independent company) to exploit its IP on its behalf The Trust has arrangements in place for the exploitation of IP. Advice will be available to decide ownership and transfer of IP to the Trust when this is agreed to be necessary. Without transfer of the IP, NHS resources will not be available to the employee to exploit the IP. Employees should take no steps to exploit any Trust IP without the specific approval of the Trust Board. Employees are expected to co-operate with those charged by the Trust to execute its management responsibilities The Trust may at its absolute discretion decide that the IP is best exploited through a spin-out company. If the Trust owns a shareholding then the employee responsible for the IP may also own a shareholding. This is a complex procedure which will require the full co-operation of the employee with the Trust and with those responsible for setting up the company As detailed in Appendix 3, depending upon circumstances, up to 90% of the income received from IP by the Trust is distributed to the employee who is the Page 9 of 12

10 Operating inventor of the IP. It is at the discretion of the inventor to agree to share this income with others if appropriate. Income is income received by the Trust after the deduction of any reasonable expenses incurred by the Trust in achieving the income (including patent and legal expenses). 2 Particular Arrangements for Employees Engaged in R&D 2.1 The IP lead will from time to time arrange for an audit of Trust R&D activity to satisfy DoH requirements for identifying potential IP of value. Employees are required to co-operate fully with this activity. 2.2 Employees will sometimes be engaged in contracts for R&D which are funded wholly or in part by external sponsors (e.g. universities, medical charities, industry). These contracts will ensure that adequate provision is made for the ownership and the exploitation of arising IP with the Trust retaining or obtaining ownership when appropriate. Employees should ensure that they understand their position and their obligations within these contracts, taking their own independent advice as necessary. 2.3 Employees engaged in R&D will sometimes engage in discussions with external sponsors on funding R&D. Employees are reminded that it is the Trust s responsibility to agree a price for carrying out this R&D, and in fixing this price the Trust will pay due regard to the IP which is likely to result from the contract. 3 Special Conditions Concerning Copyright 3.1 Statute provides that copyright in any work produced for the Trust by an employee in the normal course of employment belongs to the employer. The Trust will normally assign to the author copyright in a work intended for publication in a professional or academic journal or electronically, and waive any claim it may have to benefits arising from the publication. The Trust however reserves the right to itself at no cost to reproduce and use these publications for its own non-commercial purposes, including for research and training. The Trust does not assign any of its other copyright to the author including, without limit: (i) Course or training materials or patient information leaflets produced by an employee in the course of employment for the Trust and which are produced, used or disseminated within or outside the Trust (ii) Any software program generated by an employee in the normal course of their employment (iii) Any designs, specification or other works which may be necessary to protect rights in commercially exploitable IP. Page 10 of 12

11 Operating Revenue Share Scheme for the Commercialisation of Intellectual Property Appendix 3 1 Revenue Share Arrangements 1.1 As recognition and reward for creative energy and innovation the Trust will usually grant employees who create commercially exploitable IP a majority share in revenue received from that IP 1.2 The table below provides an illustration of how revenue from the successful commercial exploitation of IP might be shared between the employee(s) as inventors of the IP and the Trust. Actual revenue share will be determined on a case by case basis using the table as a guide. Revenue share arrangements for amounts over 500,000 will be individually negotiated. Residual Income Inventor(s) Trust First 10,000 90% 10% Next 40,000 80% 20% Next 200,000 70% 30% Next 250,000 60% 40% Over 500,000 To be negotiated Residual income is revenue after the deduction of exploitation costs To be apportioned between the inventors department, R&D and central Trust funds 1.3 The hypothetical example below illustrates gross, net and residual income from the commercial exploitation of IP and how these will typically be dealt with. Gross Income Invention X 70,000 Net Income Invention X 50,000 Residual Income Invention X 42,500 Exploitation Costs 20,000 Adviser Organisation Costs 7,500 Inventor(s) Trust 34,800 (80%) 8,500 (20%) i) All reasonable expenses paid outside the Trust, including patent agent fees, for the filing, prosecution and maintenance of intellectual property rights; ii) All reasonable external legal fees incurred in the commercialisation of the IP; iii) All reasonable external legal fees expended on litigation; iv) All reasonable expenditure on insurance relating to the maintenance and enforcement of IP rights; v) Any revenue due to third parties, for example sponsors and funding bodies; vi) Any other expenditure that is agreed with the inventors Assuming involvement, typically between 10% to 30% of net income depending upon level of input Page 11 of 12

12 Operating To be apportioned between the inventors department, R&D and central Trust funds Page 12 of 12

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