Thursday, September 15, 2016

Revised IP/copyright policy being readied; University Times, 9/15/16

Kimberly K. Barlow, University Times; Revised IP/copyright policy being readied:
"A proposed new intellectual property and copyright policy is expected to be ready for faculty review next month.
Jennifer E. Woodward, associate vice provost for research operations, told the University Senate research committee last week that an IP/copyright policy would be in the hands of the chancellor and provost this week.
“Unless they have an issue with it, we anticipate it going very soon then through the faculty review process,” she said, adding that it’s possible that the draft policy could be on the Senate research committee’s Oct. 7 agenda.
A provost’s committee headed by Vice Provost for Research Mark Redfern ( has been working for more than a year to revise University policies (see March 3 University Times) to help faculty work with outside partners and translate their research more effectively.
Woodward said that the draft policy covers both patent and copyright policy issues. “They’ve been woven in a way that one policy speaks appropriately to both,” she said."

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