Intellectual Property

Consult with the University’s intellectual property policy statement prior to discussing intellectual property issues with prospective sponsors, especially industry and other non-federal sponsors.  Some industry sponsors will require the completion of a Non-Disclosure Agreement before faculty and industry personnel collaborate on the proposal since potentially proprietary information could be exchanged between each party without the proper legal protections.  OGCA can assist you when the NDA is project specific, CVIP will negotiate the NDA when it's generic and not necessarily proposal specific.

See Intellectual Property Policy, Amherst & Boston and Policy on Conflict of Interest Relating to Intellectual Property and Commercial Ventures.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, contact Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property (CVIP) at 545-3606.  See CVIP homepage.