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This policy is intended to support faculty, staff, and students in identifying and protecting intellectual property, defining the rights and responsibilities of all involved, administering intellectual property matters, and establishing support offices to provide the required assistance. It also stipulates how income generated for the University should be distributed.
Southeastern Louisiana University recognizes that research and scholarship should be encouraged without regard to potential gain from licensing fees, royalties, or other such income; however, the University also recognizes that patentable inventions and discoveries may arise from faculty, staff, and student research. The policies governing the administration of such inventions should provide adequate recognition and incentive to inventors and at the same time ensure that the University will share in the rights pertaining to inventions in which it has an equity. Any incomes accruing to the University shall be used in the furtherance of the University’s academic mission.
Consistent with the policies of the University of Louisiana System, Southeastern Louisiana University’s Intellectual Property Policy has the following objectives:
The Intellectual Property Policy of Southeastern Louisiana University is subject to the requirements set forth in the most recent version of the UL System Intellectual Property Policy, http://www.ulsystem.net/assets/docs/searchable/boards/FS-III.VI.-1a%20Intellectual%20Property%2010_23_2012.pdf, currently in effect.
Southeastern’s Intellectual Property policy, including attachments and hyperlinks, constitutes the entire understanding and agreement with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior representations and understandings, whether oral or written. Southeastern’s policy is consistent with the UL System policy governing Intellectual Property. Provisions set forth in the institution’s policy are provided to supplement and clarify, not replace the System policy, except in circumstances where a waiver from the UL System IP Policy has been obtained by Southeastern.
Any inconsistency shall be resolved by giving precedence to the most recent version of the UL System IP policy currently in effect.
Acknowledgment of Institutional Authority
The President of Southeastern Louisiana University has the ultimate authority for the stewardship of intellectual property appropriate to the University’s role, scope, and mission.
Intellectual Property Committee
The Intellectual Property Committee shall have the following responsibilities:
Intellectual Property Committee Membership and Selection
The committee shall consist of nine voting members. The Provost shall appoint three administrators (department head or above) and one unclassified staff member. The Provost shall appoint five faculty members, taking into consideration the recommendation of the Faculty Senate.
Intellectual Property Committee Procedures
“The above recommendation by the Intellectual Property Committee represents our decision based on the information available at the time the decision was made. Any changes in the information, regardless of the recommendation, should be reported to the IP Committee. We reserve the right to change our decision based on any new information.”
The responsibilities of the IPA shall be to:
Should a Creator disagree with an interpretation of the Policy or with a decision made regarding Intellectual Property, the procedure is to notify his or her direct supervisor. The supervisor will then direct the grievance to the appropriate vice president (through normal chains of command). The vice president may choose to convene the Intellectual Property Committee and present all of the materials related to the grievance for their consideration. The Committee will present a recommendation to the vice president. The vice president will consider the recommendation from the Committee, the materials presented by the Creator of the Intellectual Property, as well as any other recommendations from supervisors through the chain of command. The decision of the vice president will be final.