Procurement of Copyrights & Patents & Receipt of Royalties
Chipola College Board of Trustees Policy 1.091
Faculty, staff and students may procure copyrights and patents, and receive the royalties resulting there from, provided that (1) the idea came from the faculty member, staff or student, (2) the products were the results of the faculty member's, staff or student's independent labors, and (3) Chipola College was not held responsible for any opinion expressed therein.
If the products were in any way supported by Chipola College funds, personnel, facilities, equipment, or materials, the faculty member, staff or student shall report to the Chief Executive Officer the faculty member's, staff or student's interest in having the product copyrighted or patented. Within twenty (20) days after receiving such report, the Chief Executive Officer will inform the faculty member, staff or student whether Chipola College seeks an interest in the copyright or patent.
A written contract shall thereafter be negotiated between Chipola College and faculty member(s), staff or student(s) involved to reflect the interest of all parties. All such agreements shall conform to and satisfy any pre-existing commitments to outside sponsoring agencies, but the faculty member, staff or student shall not commit any act which deprives Chipola College of any vested interest in the copyright or patent.