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Intellectual Property

Protection of intellectual property emanating from research at TRIUMF is governed by the TRIUMF Patent Plan. The purpose of the TRIUMF Patent Plan is to stimulate innovation and invention, to encourage public use and commercial application of invention and, while doing so, to protect the rights of the inventor and TRIUMF. TRIUMF staff and users are encouraged to discuss and publish the results of research as soon and as fully as may be reasonable and possible. However, public use and commercial application are frequently facilitated by patenting arrangements. The TRIUMF Patent Plan is available in PDF format at the link below.

Download TRIUMF Patent Plan (PDF format)

In addition, there is the Survey Report on Royalty Rates and Policies Resulting from the Commercialization of Technology. This compares TRIUMF's policies with those of other techonlogical instituations around Canada.