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3.2.14 Ownership of Materials

The institution's policies are clear concerning ownership of materials, compensation, copyright issues, and the use of revenue derived from the creation and production of all intellectual property. This applies to students, faculty, and staff.

Judgment of Compliance

PVAMU SACS Accreditation - Judgement Compliance

Narrative of Compliance

Prairie View A&M University's policies are clear concerning ownership of materials, compensation, copyright issues, and the use of revenue derived from the creation and production of all intellectual property. Intellectual property includes patents, copyrights, trademarks, plant varieties, tangible research products, know-how, technology mediated instruction, and other intellectual properties as defined in detail in individual policies and regulations of the Texas A&M University System. TAMUS Policy 17.01 on Intellectual Property Management and Commercialization [1] and Regulation 17.02.01 on Management of Intellectual Property [2], represent Institutional policies with regard to these items respectively. TAMUS policies on inventions, patents and copyright issues govern the activities of all faculty, staff, and students. Policies include clear guidelines for the ownership, management and distribution of income from commercialization and licensing of discoveries and inventions or from copyrightable works [1]. The University also has clear policies applicable to copyrightable materials which are technology-mediated materials developed to facilitate and support technology-mediated instruction [3] [4].

TAMUS Policy 17.01 also specifies that the Chancellor appoint a committee, the System Intellectual Property Committee, to assist in the administration of intellectual property rights including inventions and patents [5]. When the System elects to prosecute a patent application in its name, it awards the inventor a reasonable share of net proceeds from royalties or other income after deduction for the cost of patenting and protection of patent rights. The Chancellor may delegate authority to appropriate administrators.


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Comprehensive Standards 3.2.14

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