5. (1) The University claims ownership of all intellectual property specified in section 6 of this statute which is devised, made, or created:
(a) by persons employed by the University in the course of their employment;
(b) by student members only in the circumstances specified in sub-section (3) below;
(c) by other persons engaged in study or research in the University who, as a condition of their being granted access to the University's premises or facilities, have agreed in writing that this Part shall apply to them; and
(d) by persons engaged by the University under contracts for services during the course of or incidentally to that engagement.
(2) The University's rights under sub-section (1) above in relation to any particular piece of intellectual property may be waived or modified by agreement in writing with the person concerned.
(3) The University does not claim ownership of any intellectual property which is devised, made, or created by University student members, unless that intellectual property was devised, made or created:
(a) jointly with anyone else subject to section 5 of this Part of Statute XVI;
(b) using University facilities or equipment (unless the terms of access for the facility or equipment provide otherwise);
(c) in circumstances where that intellectual property is subject to obligations (including obligations imposed by contracts or grants) that the University owes to a third party;
(d) using funding received from the University (unless the terms of that funding provide otherwise); or
(e) in the circumstances specified in Section 5(1)(a), (c) or (d) of this Part of Statute XVI.
6. The intellectual property of which ownership is claimed under section 5 (1) of this statute comprises:
(1) works generated by computer hardware or software owned or operated by the University;
(2) works created with the aid of university facilities including (by way of example only) films, videos, photographs, multimedia works, typographic arrangements, and field and laboratory notebooks;
(3) patentable and non-patentable inventions;
(4) registered and unregistered designs, plant varieties, and topographies;
(5) university-commissioned works not within (1), (2), (3), or (4);
(6) databases, computer software, firmware, courseware, and related material not within (1), (2), (3), (4), or (5), but only if they may reasonably be considered to possess commercial potential; and
(7) know-how and information associated with the above.
7. The University will not assert any claim to the ownership of copyright in:
(1) artistic works not listed in sub-section (2) of section 6 of this statute, books, articles, plays, lyrics, scores, or lectures, apart from those specifically commissioned by the University;
(2) audio or visual aids to the giving of lectures;
(3) student theses, exercises and answers to tests and examinations save to the extent that they contain intellectual property claimed by the University under subsection (6) of section 6 of this statute; or
(4) computer-related works other than those specified in section 6 of this statute.
8. For the purpose of sections 6 and 7 of this statute, 'commissioned works' are works which the University has specifically employed or requested the person concerned to produce, whether in return for special payment or not. 'Commissioned works' explicitly exclude (i) lectures delivered by University Lecturers, Departmental Lecturers and the holders of University Chairs in fulfilment of obligations in their contracts of employment and (ii) works commissioned by the University Press in the course of its publishing business (save as may be separately agreed between the University Press and the person concerned).
9. Council may make regulations:
(1) defining the classes of persons or naming individuals to whom section 5 (1) (c) of this statute shall apply;
(2) requiring student members and such other persons as may be specified in regulations to sign any documents necessary in order to give effect to the claim made by the University in this Part and to waive any rights in respect of the subject-matter of the claim which may be conferred on them by Chapter IV of Part 1 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988; and
(3) generally for the purposes of this Part.
10. This Part shall apply to all intellectual property devised, made, or created on or after 1 October 2000 and is subject to the provisions of the Patents Act 1977.