Policy 73: Have you disclosed your IP?

A combination of world-class research combined with the unique "creator-own" Intellectual Property (IP) Rights Policy #73 fosters an entrepreneurial environment that drives innovations from the lab to the marketplace.

The development and commercialization of IP is increasingly used as a metric by governments and international agencies in the assessment and ranking of universities.

To ensure that Waterloo researchers are reaping the full benefit of the University’s strength in innovation, entrepreneurship, and IP creation and commercialization, it’s a requirement for researchers to complete the Intellectual Property and Commercialization Activity Disclosure form annually by March 31.

The form:

  • provides a centralized system to capture IP and commercialization activity
  • improves reporting of holdings/activity which ultimately impact Waterloo’s rankings and reputation
  • is concise and easy-to-use

Researchers who completed the form in previous years may notice some changes to the form this year including:

  • A requirement to complete new fields for previous records
  • Additional fields on various screens
  • A final review and confirmation screen before submitting the form
  • Enhanced user interface

Researchers are required to report their IP, even if they don't have any. Any questions can be sent to policy73form@uwaterloo.ca.

How many faculty have completed the IP Disclosure form?

Policy 73 form submission rates by faculty