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WU’s Intellectual Property Strategy

IP Strategy

WU (Vi­enna Uni­versity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness) regards the cre­ation of in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty as one of its key stra­tegic ob­ject­ives. Based on the EU Com­mis­sion Re­com­mend­a­tion on the man­age­ment of in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty in know­ledge trans­fer activ­it­ies and Code of Prac­tice for uni­versit­ies and other pub­lic re­search or­gan­isa­tions [K (2008) 1329], WU’s IP Strategy provides every­one in­volved with a trans­par­ent frame­work for the man­age­ment of in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty and the ac­com­pa­ny­ing sup­port meas­ures at WU and serves as a found­a­tion for the suc­cess­ful trans­fer of know­ledge to the busi­ness com­munity and so­ci­ety as a whole.

The know­ledge and the in­ven­tions cre­ated at WU and pro­tec­ted un­der in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty rules are to be used in ways that are as be­ne­fi­cial to so­ci­ety as possible. By de­clar­ing open ac­cess to the res­ults of pub­licly fun­ded re­search to be the core pri­or­ity of its In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty Strategy, WU is fol­low­ing the European Com­mis­sion’s re­com­mend­a­tions for the broad dis­sem­in­a­tion of know­ledge. WU val­ues be­ne­fits for so­ci­ety over fin­an­cial gains.

Strategy for the Man­age­ment of In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty – IP Strategy (in Ger­man, PDF, 270 KB)