Intellectual Property Policy

The specific aims of the policy are to:

  • Promote and encourage the advancement of knowledge and the social good;
  • Protect the traditional rights of scholars with respect to scholarly works;
  • Set forth mechanisms for determining ownership rights in intellectual property and for resolving disputes with respect to such property;
  • Set forth guidelines for how the College and members of the College community will participate in any net profits that result when intellectual property is introduced for commercial development;
  • Protect the rights of a scholar to take his or her work and use the work elsewhere when leaving the institution;
  • Retain for the College the right to use certain works developed by faculty and staff who may leave the institution;
  • Protect the College's interest in work products developed for the College by outside consultants and independent contractors.

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