Subject: Intellectual Property
The primary mission of universities is to create, preserve, and disseminate knowledge. When that knowledge takes the form of intellectual property, a university must establish a clear and explicit policy that will protect the interests of the creators and the university while ensuring that society benefits from the fair and full dissemination of that knowledge.
This policy will be effective on July 1, 2002 ("Effective Date"). It will apply to all intellectual property created on or after July 1, 2002 or if disclosure to the University is required under this Policy, all intellectual property disclosed to the University after July 1, 2002. Other intellectual property will remain subject to the University Policy 190.1 as authorized by BOR Policies IV- 3.00 and 3.10 and as in effect immediately prior to the Effective Date.
The terms defined in this section are given special meanings in this Policy and appear capitalized throughout.
The use and development of technology-mediated instructional materials are core to the mission of the University. The University and Personnel alike participate in the use and development of these materials. For that reason, it is the policy of the University that for the purposes of this Policy such materials cannot be differentiated from or given different consideration from any other instructional materials.
Distribution of Net Revenue. "Net Revenue" is the Revenue remaining after deductions under XI.B.2.
The University's President shall report annually to the Chancellor and the Board of Regents on intellectual property activity at the University. The report, in a format to be determined by the Chancellor, shall include data for the preceding year on disclosures, patent applications, patent awards, licenses and start-up companies, distinguishing when appropriate between Maryland-based companies and those outside of the State. The report shall also include data on revenue and expenditures associated with the University's technology function.
UMGC Guidelines For Use of Copyrighted Materials
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