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Type: University Policy
Division: Research, Sponsored Research, and Grants
Classification: ACADEMIC & STUDENT AFFAIRS

Contact Phone Number: 503-838-8391
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TITLE
Research and Development of Inventions and Materials with Outside Organizations
POLICY NUMBER
ASA-03-005
RESPONSIBLE OFFICER UNIVERSITY CONTACT
The Research Institute Director The Research Institute
SUMMARY
APPLICABLE TO
Faculty, Staff and Students of The Research Institute
DEFINITIONS
AUTHORITY
FULL STATEMENT OF AUTHORITY

POLICY STATEMENT

(1) In accepting grant and research funds from governmental, nonprofit and commercial agencies, the institution and researcher shall agree to the conditions in the agreement with the sponsoring agency pertaining to licensing, patent policies, and ownership or all copyrightable materials conceived and developed in the course of work required by the agreement.  Such agreements shall normally include provisions enabling the institution to publish the findings of research and rights to take title to patentable inventions, discoveries, and educational and professional materials arising from the work performed.  In the absence of such agreement or terms, the products shall be the property of the institution and Board.  

(2) At the time any sponsored assignment is made and when inventions, new technology, or materials subject to copyright may be expected to be produced, affected institutional staff are to be advised of copyright limitations and rights to inventions imposed by extramural sponsors as well as institutional and Board policies and procedures regarding the same.  

(3) In cases where it appears in the interest of the Board, institution, inventor, and sponsor, and upon the recommendation of the president or designated administrator, the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration or designee may grant rights to the sponsor, including the right to acquire a proprietary interest in and to any invention or patent developed during the sponsored research project.

(4) When an invention is developed in the course of sponsored research, the sponsor may be granted a non-exclusive license for its own use and, only if appropriate, an option to acquire a limited term, royalty-bearing, exclusive license to such invention.

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LAST UPDATED: 08/11/2016

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This policy previously was an International Management Directives from the State Board of Higher Education.



SOURCE:    Previously Referred to as: OUS IMD 6.220
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grant and research funds, sponsored research, copyrightable materials

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