Intellectual property (IP) matters

Hello, and welcome to the University’s IP Matters online resource that enables you to find out more about Intellectual Property and receive specialist advice, guidance and support that aims to maximise the commercial and socio-economic impact of the University’s research and knowledge base. Often referred to as the Technology Transfer office or Knowledge Exploitation team, the role of the University’s specialist advisors on Intellectual Property is to:

  • Provide expert advice and education on Intellectual Property matters, its protection and exploitation, across the University, including to students;
  • Manage and optimise the University’s patent portfolio;
  • Provide expert advice, guidance and support on the commercialisation of University Intellectual capital, including spin-out and licencing opportunities.

Specialist advisors

Further help

The IP Matters web pages have been created to allow open access to the University’s Intellectual Property expertise and essential resources to support your day to day work at the University. This resource is for staff and students alike and should provide you with an introduction to Intellectual Property, its importance to you and the University and how to go about protecting and seeking commercial impact for your research.

Hopefully, you will find this a useful and easy resource to use, but if you need more help, do get in touch. We always welcome feedback from our users so please contact us via: ipmatters@plymouth.ac.uk.