Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Who owns copyrights of my PhD Thesis and Patent? Checklist 101#

Who owns copyrights of my PhD Thesis?

Checklist 101#

Can a research student be holder of copyrights of PhD Thesis and Patents? 
Does he/ she works only as labour in entire process and holds no rights? 
Who designed the Thesis/ Dissertation Title- Student/ Supervisor/ University? 
Who designed the synopsis - Student/ Supervisor/ University?
Who worked for hours on the research project- Student/ Supervisor/ University?
Do you have Universal Book Number (UBN) on your PhD Thesis?
Have you (who) 'submitted' the Thesis and patentable designs, or confidential data to World Patent Library
Who submitted first at World Patent Library?
Who did the Thesis writing work - Student/ Supervisor/ University?
Did you sign agreement on copyrights and patents?
Do you have Universal Book Number (UBN) on your Thesis or Dissertation from Universal Agency for Book Number?
Does Supervisor have any share in Patent and copyrights? Do Research assistant, helpers, office staff
also have share in patent or their 'whatsoever' cooperation is not counted? If their cooperation is not considered than can the same approach be applied to PhD Supervisor? 

Who submitted the Thesis? Student or Supervisor. One who submits, holds the rights on the work.

For expert advice on Disputes and precautions contact World Patent Library at

Did Supervisor design the Title of Dissertation or thesis?
Did Supervisor design the synopsis for Dissertation or thesis?
Did Supervisor make agreement to release his/her rights to student?
PhD Supervisor holds his name in research paper, so a share in patent should should also be given?

For expert advice on Disputes and precautions contact World Patent Library at

If Supervisor want to hold patent rights and copyrights, then do not make it PhD thesis, to preserve the exclusive rights and hold UBN on it. 

If there is confidential data, you may not include it in PhD Thesis, Get UBN on it, register at World Patent Library.

University/ Employer?
What is University Policy on Patents and Copyrights? 
Students and Supervisor can also have similar policy on patents and copyrights. In the eyes of justice everyone is equal irrespective of who is Employer and Employee. 
Has university taken any such undertaking from student or Supervisor? 

For expert advice on Disputes and precautions contact World Patent Library at

If University policy is not cleared, who will decide finally? Obviously it is Court.
Does University/ institute have UBN on Thesis? 

Funding Agency?
Does contractor or funding agency holds the rights on results?
Does it releases the rights in the name of Supervisor or student or both or do not have clear policy on it?

Research results are obtained from public money/ taxpayers money. 
How can middleman / brokers divert them for their own profit? 
How the public can take advantage of royalty?
How the public funded research be published on restricted access  journals/ payment for subscription? It is legally wrong and cheating with public. Students and Academicians should refuse to publish on such journals which impose any kind of restriction on free downloading of research articles without any delay of publication. 

Who claims the rights on patent and confidential data?
If objections are not raised, patents are delivered. 

Who Owns the Publishing Rights of my Ph.D. Thesis?

Copyrights of PhD Thesis and Patents 48P#24
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