A collective agreement or institutional policy may also allow institutions to use free works created by faculty members for educational and administrative purposes within the institution. Faculty members should be encouraged to include these uses in their agreements that transfer the copyright of these works to a publishing house. These uses would allow the institution to work more effectively for purposes such as the enforcement of applications from accreditation agencies and not to violate the legitimate rights of faculties. These agreements serve as a starting point for negotiations with research sponsors, potential licensees and others, as the agreements suggest by their nature. Faculty members are cordially encouraged to use these documents as starting points; However, all contracts must be processed through the appropriate office of each UT institution. The Committee makes an initial assessment of whether the college or university or any other party has rights to the invention or any other creation and, if so, the basis and extent of those rights. The Committee also makes a decision on the solution of competing property rights in the faculties if the parties fail to reach an agreement on their own. The parties to this agreement believe that the best way to serve the public interest is to create an intellectual environment in which creative efforts and innovations can be encouraged and rewarded, while the university or university and its learning communities retain appropriate access to intellectual property and the use of intellectual property for the creation of which the university or university has assisted. Please read the legal disclaimer in case of www.ipag.at/projekt/download before using the IPAG model agreements. IPAG is a project of the «Universities of Austria», supported by the National Contact Point for Intellectual Property (ncp.ip) of the Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF), the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth (BMWFJ), the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology. Austrian universities and companies have developed these models together to enable an efficient transfer of knowledge and technology.
When used in this agreement, the term «patent» is defined as a set of rights that protect inventions or discoveries that constitute a new and useful process, a machine, a manufacture or composition of material, or a new and useful improvement of it; New and ornamental designs for each article and patent of plants useful for the asexual reproduction of a given plant variety, including cultivated germs, mutants, hybrids and newly found plants, with the exception of a tuber or plant multiplication plant found in an uncultivated state. When used in this agreement, the term «copyright» refers to a set of rights that protect original works of paternity that are fixed in a means of material expression now known or developed later, from which they can be perceived, reproduced or communicated either directly or by means of a machine or device. «Paternity works» (including computer programs) include, among other things, literary works; musical works, including accompanying words; dramatic works, including all accompanying music; mimes and choreographic work; visual, graphic and sculptural works (photographs, prints, diagrams, models and technical drawings); films and other audiovisual works; sound recordings; and architectural works. «Educated media» include books, magazines, manuscripts, phonors, films, tapes and data media. An intellectual property transfer agreement guarantees investors that the founders have legally transferred the intellectual property necessary for management to the company.