This guide is intended to act as a quick reference for use by NARO
staff from time to time during research. It was prepared to answer
questions that the researchers working with NARO might ask and aid
their understanding of how Intellectual Property (IP) considerations can
effectively be integrated into their research activities.
Its aim is to provide a broad overview of key issues in IP management
process generally, with additional pointers of what is likely to arise during
research to help researchers understand the key steps and questions they
should consider, and the implications of protecting, or not protecting, any
IF that they generate while conducting research and developing products.