Research Intellectual Property

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Policy description: 

The purpose of this policy is: (1) to encourage the creation, development, and management of Intellectual Property, Patents, copyrights, and trademarks in the best interest of the public, the Creator(s), UNT, and the research sponsor, if any; (2) to provide for protection of Intellectual Property through Patents, copyrights, and trademarks, (3) to ensure that monetary and other benefits derived from Intellectual Property, Patents, copyrights, and trademarks are equitably distributed to the Creator(s), UNT and other parties as appropriate; and (4) to address ownership issues related to Intellectual Property developed at or on behalf of UNT.

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Policy owner: VP for Research and Innovation
Policy contact: 
Jamie Peno
Director, Office of Research Integrity and Compliance
Office of Research and Innovation
Applies to: 
Faculty, Staff, Students, All University
Date Issued: 
Saturday, January 1, 2005

Last updated: 

The definition of "patent" was changed in accordance with the American Invents Act. Section 2 in Procedures and Responsibilities was made to clarify that the assignment of rights to the University for content creation be immediate, and not an intention to assign at a later date. Effective: 08/03/2015.
Revised to reflect the University's established peer review process for selecting patentable technologies. Revisions to this policy are effective as of 10/28/2010.