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The purpose of this regulation is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and technology and the utilization of such knowledge and the technology to the general benefit of society; to provide an administrative system to determine the commercial significance of discoveries and new developments and to assist in bringing these into public use; to provide for the equitable disposition of interests in new intellectual property among the developer, author, or inventor (the originator), the University, and, where applicable, the sponsor; to provide incentives to originators in the form of personal development, professional recognition, and financial compensation; and to safeguard intellectual property so that it may receive adequate and appropriate legal protection against unauthorized use.


Responsible Office:  Provost / VP Research

Effective Date:  06/22/1993