Restrictive intellectual property policies at institutions raise concerns for tech community

August 2, 2016

“Each of Canada’s 98 universities has its own set of policies that determine what happens when staff and students create intellectual property with commercial potential in the course of their work or education,” reports Claire Brownell of the Financial Post, and as a result, many voices in the tech community are reportedly calling for universities to leave intellectual property to its creators. The article begins by examing the case of a graduate student from the University of Toronto who went on to sell the thesis that they developed while at uToronto. Brownell then goes on to discuss how these policies and agreements function at a variety of different Canadian institutions. Financial Post