Intellectual Property Policy

The University has intellectual property language in place to define the relationship between external customers and the core facilities.  This policy is contained within the service agreement, which is completed prior to work in the core facility.  

University shall not obtain or attempt to obtain ownership rights or patent protection on Client-provided materials or information, without the express written consent of Client.  In the event of the development of an invention resulting from the work hereunder that is directly related to the use of, composition of, or improvement to Client-provided materials or information, or a derivative, analogue thereof, such invention shall be promptly disclosed to Client.  All inventions, patent applications, or patents made pursuant to the Specialized Services hereunder that legally include as an inventor at least one employee of University shall be owned as follows:

a) Inventions directly related to the use of, composition of, or improvement to Client-provided materials or information, or a derivative, analogue thereof shall belong to Client; and

b) Inventions which cover a scientific process, technique, procedure, medium, device or other process which is not unique to processing Client's proprietary materials or does not derive from Client-provided materials or information shall be owned by University.