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Patents and Copyrights


Effective Date Dec 1, 2014

Applicable Employee Classes:

All Florida Tech Employees

Reviewed Date:

December 2014

Approved by:

Dr. T. Dwayne McCay, President

8.11 Patents and Copyrights

Policy

This policy is to address any faculty member, staff member or employed student of the university who has made a discovery or invention which in his or her judgment reasonably appears to be patentable.

Procedure

The faculty member, staff member, or employed student must bring such discovery or invention to the attention of the president of the university, or his designated representative, who will refer it to the Patent and Copyright Committee for the purpose of determining whether and to what extent the university has an interest in the discovery or invention. Any such discovery or invention shall be disclosed promptly but in any event within a period of not more than two months. For additional information about patents and copyrights, please see Section 2.19 of the Faculty Handbook.