Protection of Intellectual Property

Protection of Intellectual Property Policy

Purpose

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.

 

 

Definition

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.

 

 

Background

The Research Foundation, acting

  • On its own behalf,
  • 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.

 

Policy

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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Updated 12/04/00 01:40:12 PMEastern Time

 

 



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