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Intellectual Property (IP) is a form of property derived from human intellect and expertise and it is often created as a direct consequence of the work or study undertaken by Members of CDDFT whilst working at CDDFT.

It is to be appreciated that work or study referred to above, undertaken whilst Members of CDDFT are working at CDDFT, is not necessarily limited to work carried out whilst the Members of CDDFT are physically present at CDDFT. This also includes work carried out at different physical locations whilst the Members of CDDFT are working on behalf of CDDFT. Intellectual property rights (IPR) are the rights that protect IP from third party abuse and they can have a commercial value. They may be exploited for the benefit of CDDFT without in any way compromising any commitment to the free dissemination of ideas.

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