IU Intellectual Property Agreement


        The Trustees of Indiana University, being charged with the management of Indiana University, a state-supported institution of higher education (hereinafter "University"), have certain responsibilities to see that inventions, creations, innovations, discoveries, and improvements made at the University are administered for the best interests of the public and in such a way as to bring credit to the University and to fulfill the University’s contractual obligations to others. In furtherance of these obligations, the Trustees adopted on May 9, 1997, a new Intellectual Property Policy (IPP) for the University. As of the date this agreement was executed, it was available on the Indiana University Web Site at www.research.indiana.edu/respol/intprop.html.

Under federal regulations related to the use of federal funds in the discovery of inventions (37 CFR Part 401 Section 401.14(f), the University is required to enter into a written agreement with potential creators, setting forth the disclosure obligations of University employees. The University also must make clear to potential creators that, under federal law and the IPP, the University has all right, title and interest in covered inventions (i.e., inventions, creations, innovations, discoveries, and improvements made or discovered with the use, in whole or in part, of federal funds), subject to certain rights specified in the IPP. A copy of the applicable federal regulations is available in the Indiana University Web Site at www.indiana.edu/~rugs/respol/37cfr401.html.

        The parties hereto agree as follows:

1. The parties’ rights in and to any patentable intellectual property, as defined in Section 1(a) of the IPP, are governed by this IPP.

2. The undersigned employee of the University acknowledges his/her patent-disclosure obligations under both the IPP and the federal regulations and will comply with said obligations to the fullest extent, including:

(a) timely preparation and prosecution of patent applications and such other documents as are necessary or helpful to the University in order for the University to perform its obligations under any contract (including cooperation in any proceeding related to applicable patents);

(b) assuring that, when serving as principal investigator in a sponsored research project, terms and conditions of any grant or contract relating to patentable intellectual property are met by all personnel connected with such grant or contract.

3. This agreement shall inure to the benefit of and shall be binding upon any successors and assigns.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this agreement.



Indiana University
Michael A. McRobbie
Vice President for Research



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