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This policy defines the ownership, legal protection, development, and disposition of intellectual property conceived or first reduced to practice by any College employee or student.
June 17, 2015
June 17, 2015
president, c, p, i, Intellectual, property, copyright, patent
Scheduled for Review
1 When visitors from other institutions participate in research and other activities at the College, such participation might involve joint creation of intellectual property. While consideration will be given to the intellectual property policies of the visitor’s home institution, the obligations of visitors should be assessed and potential conflicts resolved prior to the start of the visitor’s participation in such research or other activities.
Reason for Policy
Teaching, scholarship and service are fundamental missions of Fort Lewis College (“College”). In the course of teaching, professional development and other intellectual and administrative activities at the College, faculty, staff, students and others may create materials, or make discoveries or inventions that are entitled to legal protection as intellectual property. Encouraging and supporting the creation of intellectual property is in the public interest and is consistent with the advancement and dissemination of knowledge and other well-established academic values including academic freedom, the promotion of excellence and innovation, support of the ability of faculty to publish, share information and collaborate in research activities, and support of students in full participation in these and other educational activities.
For following policy: All students and employees of the College and any person using College facilities under the supervision of College personnel
For enforcement of policy: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs or his/her designee
For oversight of policy: President
For notification: Policy Librarian
For procedures implementing policy: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs or his/her designee
The Invention Disclosure Form was added to the Appendix upon approveal by the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs on September 4, 2017. Appendix revised September 12, 2017 to make editorial correction.