Sheridan’s primary goal in introducing a new Intellectual Property Policy is to support and encourage innovation and creativity at Sheridan.
This new IP Policy will apply to all Members of Sheridan as defined in the Policy: "employees, students, volunteers, consultants, contractors, visitors, and any other persons at Sheridan."
- Intellectual Property Policy/Procedure
- IP Document Completion and Storage Chart
- Undergraduate Research
Information for students
Intellectual property (IP) is defined as legal protection for a wide range of creations, from artwork to inventions to computer applications and more.
IP is relevant to you because, during your time here, you will likely be involved in the creation of many original works, either through the course of your normal studies or through involvement in research and capstone projects, often with industry partners.
Sheridan’s IP Policy protects your right to own any work you create or help to develop in the course of your time at Sheridan. Click on the links below to learn more about the steps you might need to take to protect your IP in different situations.
- Guidelines for students in capstones and other curricula-based scholarship, research and/or creative activities (unfunded)
- Guidelines for sponsored/funded research and other applied research requiring a formal agreement
- Frequently asked questions about intellectual property for students
- Student acknowledgment for informed consent of intellectual property
Information for employees
Sheridan’s new IP Policy was created to streamline our approach to IP at Sheridan, protect the rights of IP creators, and further stimulate a culture of innovation and creativity.
Learn more about how this new policy directly affects you in your role at Sheridan:
- Frequently asked questions about intellectual property for employees
- Intellectual Property Disclosure Form
Information for external and industry partners
- Frequently asked questions about intellectual property for external/industry partners
- Sample agreement for collaborators
For any questions about intellectual property at Sheridan, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org