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ERIC Number: ED177995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Pages: 65
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Stimulating Invention Disclosures by Faculty Researchers--A Guide for the University Invention Administrator.
Marcy, Willard
Intended as a guide for university administrators, this manual discusses programs to help faculty members in the recognition of inventions and to increase the flow of their disclosure. The benefits of patenting are outlined and it is suggested that these benefits provide justification for initiating a program to increase disclosures. Important considerations when establishing such a program include: analysis of the institution's objectives and potential disclosure output, utilization of program results, and faculty/administrator cooperation. In creating an invention disclosure organization it is recommended that a patent committee be formed to determine the institution's patent policy and budget guidelines. The formation of an office of invention administration is discussed along with the role of the invention administrator. Identification of patentable inventions is viewed as an essential component of an invention program. Also important are: written communications, seminars, and inventor follow-up. It is suggested that simplifications of written invention disclosures and their proper handling will encourage inventors to seek patents. Recommendations are also provided for disclosure evaluation. It is concluded that this type of program recognizes the rights of the faculty and institutions to receive a fair share of royalty income. (SF)
Research Corporation, 405 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Corp., New York, NY.