Protection of Intellectual Property Policy
This document sets forth the Research Foundation (RF) policy for protecting intellectual property owned by the State University of New York (SUNY) or by the Research Foundation.
An infringement of intellectual property rights (hereafter infringement) occurs when a patent, copyright, or trademark is violated. A violation occurs when intellectual property protected by a patent, copyright, or trademark is used or sold without permission of the patent, copyright, or trademark holder.
The Research Foundation, acting
On behalf of the State University of New York, or
In conjunction with a licensee, may bring or may be made a party to an infringement lawsuit to
Protect Foundation or SUNY intellectual property rights against infringement or
Defend against charges of infringement by a third party.
Notifying Central Office of Violations
The Research Foundation Office of General Counsel and Secretary must be notified immediately of all actual or potential infringement lawsuits. The RF Office of General Counsel and Secretary will consult with appropriate' operating location officials to determine the course of action.
Corporate reserves will be used to offset costs incurred for an infringement action on behalf of any operating location. Costs to reserves will be offset by
The operating location's portion of associated royalty income,
Other sources identified by the location, or
Any settlement awarded for the intellectual property violation.
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