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1.5, Inventions and Related Property Rights

Policy Statement

As a condition placed on being granted a Cornell University appointment or being granted access to university resources, Cornell requires inventors to assign to the university or its designee all rights, titles, and interests in their inventions and related property rights that result from activity conducted in the course of an appointment with the university and/or the use of university resources, including those provided through an externally funded grant, contract, or other type of award or gift to the university.

Entities Affected by this Policy

All units of the university

Policy Information

  • Responsible Executive: Vice President for Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property and Research Policy
  • Responsible Offices: Cornell Center for Technology, Enterprise, and Commercialization (CCTEC)
  • Dates: Issued: July 1, 1995; Last Updated: May 17, 2013
  • Contact: Your local college or unit administrative office or the Cornell Center for Technology, Enterprise, and Commercialization (CCTEC)

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University Policy 1.5, Inventions and Related Property Rights

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