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Intellectual Property Technology Transfer Office


Welcome Message


I am pleased to welcome you to the Nigerian Defence Academy Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office, a fabulous knowledge driven centre, where academia meets industry and connects faculty know how to societies’ challenges. We promote research in science and technology and facilitate exchange of ideas and knowledge among academia, students and industry with a view to improving the mutual understanding of the role of science and technology in achieving sustainable development.

We create awareness about opportunities that exist in creative activities and assists academics in processing applications of patent rights and commercialization of original research through linkage with National Office of Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP). The aim is to ensure that research findings get into the market as products and services. We welcome your comments and appreciate partnership that will be of mutual benefits.

About Us


The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology established the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) as an Agency with a vision and statutory mandates to facilitate technology transfer, stimulate the promotion of indigenous technology and develop local technological capability. The increasing awareness about the importance of collaboration between Industries and Universities/Research Institutions as a source of expert support for products, services and policy development necessitated the establishment of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO) by NOTAP.
The Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO) was established on the 25th April 2012 was officially commissioned on the 17th January 2018 by the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP). The office is a service unit of the Nigerian Defence Academy, obliged to interact with all Faculties, Departments and Research Centers synergizing and promoting the ‘Triple Helix Model’, and promote application of original research findings for public interest. The main thrust of the office is to sensitize and create awareness about opportunities that exist in original research and facilitate patent rights acquisition through linkage with NOTAP and assisting researchers and inventors in owning their creativities.

Activities


Among other things, we sensitize and create awareness about opportunities that exist in original research and facilitate patent rights acquisition through linkage with NOTAP and assisting academics in processing applications of patent rights.

Mandates


The mandate of the office includes the followings:

  • Encourage creative activities and promote the protection of Intellectual Property (IP).
  • Promote interaction and strengthen the linkage between the Academy and Industries.
  • Develop an appropriate intellectual Property Rights framework through patenting, copyright and technology licensing.
  • Support the Academy’s initiative in evolving patent culture.
  • Develop a system of incentives and reward that encourages individual researcher to be involved in partnerships.
  • Facilitate the utilization of Intellectual Property system and enable researchers use IP system as a source of scientific and technology information.
  • Facilitate the process of patenting products and commercialization of original research and creative activities.

Intellectual Property Policy and Administration


The primary obligation in conducting research and scholarship is the pursuit of knowledge for the benefit of society. Since research has significant public support, it is pertinent for NDA to effectively administer IP resulting from creative works in a manner consistent with applicable laws. The office developed a robust Intellectual Property Policy to gives guidelines on how to handle various issues related to commercial exploitation of intellectual property generated by staff and students of the Academy. Therefore, to supervise the implementation of the IP Policy and commercialization of Academy’s research output and assets, IPTTO have the following administrative functions and responsibilities:

  • Administer and monitor the implementation of the IP Policy.
  • Evaluate the potential of works and/or inventions submitted for copyright, patenting and commercialization.
  • Determine the commercial potential of inventions submitted for copyright, patenting and commercialization.
  • Manage the patent portfolio including the drafting, filing and prosecution of applications with NOTAP and FMITI as well as the maintenance of granted patents and registered trademarks.
  • Administer the funds allocated for patenting and activities related to the protection and commercialization of the IP.
  • Negotiate and manage contracts for the production, distribution and marketing of the IP assets.
  • Spearhead the preparation of business and marketing plans and securing financial assistance for any commercialization project or activity.
  • Administer payments derived from any commercialized IP assets.
  • Negotiate all license agreements for the IP.

 

NDA Post Graduate School, Ribadu Campus
iptto@nda.edu.ng