ERIC Number: ED236971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Intellectual Property: Developing an Equitable Policy.
Linnell, Robert H.
Business Officer, p19-24 Mar 1983
Issues pertaining to equity rights to intellectual property and policy concerns of colleges are discussed. The following factors need to be addressed: the extent to which the intellectual property is created and/or reduced to practice during time paid for by the institution; the extent of use and value of facilities provided by the institution and access to facilities to employees at no cost or obligation; the contribution of institutional materials and supplies to the creation of intellectual property; the relationship of the intellectual property to college work; and the role of the college in the development or marketing of an intellectual property created by an employee. The following issues that should be considered in the development of intellectual property policies are identified: determination of individual participation (e.g., colleagues, students); the institutional role; consideration of the general public, which provides direct or indirect financial support; legal questions, development and marketing; academic freedom; and the comprehensiveness and consistency of the policy. A policy of institutional ownership of intellectual property produced with institutional resources is advocated, and the merits of income sharing are identified. Attention is also directed to relevant new federal legislation. (SW)
Descriptors: College Role, Educational Facilities, Faculty College Relationship, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Income, Intellectual Property, Legal Responsibility, Patents, Personnel Policy, Policy Formation, Research Utilization, Scholarship
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.