HERC IP Framework Resources

Resources that comprise the written materials for the Higher Education Research Commercialisation IP Framework.

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The HERC IP Framework is made up of 12 IP agreement templates (2 versions for the variation template), their plan English equivalents, along with guidance materials on their use.

The Department is committed to ensuring Framework materials fit the needs of its users. To this end the Department is engaging with the IP community and stakeholders through a public consultation process to achieve this.

Feedback is open till 25 February 2022 and can be sent to HERCIP@dese.gov.au. The Department will only accept feedback for agreements and plain English equivalents in the provided table document. Additionally, a maximum of 2000 additional words can be provided for the educational guidance materials and the Framework as a whole.

For further information and clarification please email HERCIP@dese.gov.au.

Agreements

Individual Agreements

  1. Accelerated Research Agreement
  2. Standard Research Agreement
  3. Multi-Party Collaboration Research Agreement
  4. Accelerated Non-Exclusive Licence Agreement (including low risk commercialisation)
  5. Assignment Agreement
  6. Material Transfer Agreement
  7. Equipment Licence Agreement
  8. Licence Agreement (including commercialisation) – Exclusive Licence
  9. Mutual Confidentiality Agreement
  10. Variation Agreement – two party agreements
  11. Variation Agreement – multi party agreements
  12. Licence Agreement (including commercialisation) – Non-Exclusive Licence
  13. Technical Services Agreement

Individual Agreement Packs 

To view individual agreements with the equivalent plain English guidance document and the relevant section from the HERC IP Framework Practical Guide we recommend viewing the following individual agreement packs below:

  1. Accelerated Research Agreement
  2. Standard Research Agreement
  3. Multi-Party Collaboration Research Agreement
  4. Accelerated Non-Exclusive Licence Agreement (including low risk commercialisation)
  5. Assignment Agreement
  6. Material Transfer Agreement
  7. Equipment Licence Agreement
  8. Licence Agreement (including commercialisation) – Exclusive Licence
  9. Mutual Confidentiality Agreement
  10. Variation Agreement (Multi-party and two party agreements)
  11. Licence Agreement (including commercialisation) – Non-Exclusive Licence
  12. Technical Services Agreement

Guidance Materials

Plain English Agreement Equivalents for each agreement

  1. Accelerated Research Agreement
  2. Standard Research Agreement
  3. Multi-Party Collaboration Research Agreement
  4. Accelerated Non-Exclusive Licence Agreement (including low risk commercialisation)
  5. Assignment Agreement
  6. Material Transfer Agreement
  7. Equipment Licence Agreement
  8. Licence Agreement (including commercialisation) – Exclusive Licence
  9. Mutual Confidentiality Agreement
  10. Variation Agreement – two party agreements
  11. Variation Agreement – multi party agreements
  12. Licence Agreement (including commercialisation) – Non-Exclusive Licence
  13. Technical Services Agreement

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