Policies by Topic – Innovation and Partnerships

 

A

Guidelines for Administration of Industrial Relationships
These guidelines are designed to guide administrators to be cognizant of applicable policies and best practices as they support industrial relations and navigate the contracting process with industry partners.

 

C

Computer Software Policy Requirements
Requires State University of New York (SUNY) and Research Foundation (RF) employees to notify their campuses of software they develop and covers the various aspects of ownership, administration and promotion of such computer software.

Copyright Policy
Identifies staff and University rights to copyright and publish written works.

 

E

Equity Participation Guidelines
Lists the conditions under which the RF will consider accepting stock as a substitute for cash royalties from companies that license University-owned inventions.

 

G

Guidelines for Industry Sponsored Research Agreements

Guidelines for Managing Licensing Agreements
Ensures compliance with reporting and royalty payment procedures

Guidelines for Materials Testing Agreements

 

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Intellectual Property Policy

Intellectual Property Policy

Effective Date:

February 1, 2017

Supersedes:

N/A

Policy Review Date:

February 1, 2018

Issuing Authority:

Research Foundation President

Responsible Party:

Matthew Mroz, Assistant Director Innovation & Partnerships

Contact Information:

518.434.7061

matthew.mroz@rfsuny.org

Reason for Policy

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York ("RF") is The State University of New York’s ("SUNY") administrative agent for its sponsored programs and technology transfer activity. Pursuant to SUNY’s agreement with RF, RF is obligated to conduct itself in a manner consistent with all administrative policies applicable to SUNY, and is specifically committed to follow "[t]he University’s Patent and Copyright Policy and implementation thereof. . .".

The State University of New York Board of Trustees adopted an amendment to SUNY regulation, Section 335.28 of Title 8 in the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York, the SUNY Patents and Inventions and Policy (the "Policy") on November 3, 2016, which became effective on November 23, 2016.

Statement of Policy

Consistent with SUNY’s agreement with RF and RF’s commitment to follow "[t]he University’s Patent and Copyright Policy and implementation thereof. . .", RF, with no exception, hereby adopts as its own the following:

SUNY Patents and Inventions Policy, codified at 8 NYCRR 335.28;

SUNY Procedures for Disclosure and Management of Intellectual Property;

SUNY Guidelines for the Management of Intellectual Property;

SUNY Copyright Policy, codified at 8 NYCRR 335.29; and

SUNY Computer Software Policy, for applicable software disclosed before November 23, 2016.

Individuals conducting business in the name of RF in conformance with these policies (e.g., directing royalty distributions) must take care to observe 8 NYCRR 335.28(h), which requires that any technology disclosures received by the university prior to November 23, 2016 must adhere to SUNY’s prior Patents and Inventions Policy, and therefore SUNY’s prior royalty distribution model. For guidance on implementing this rule on campus, refer to the RF Procedure for the Distribution of Royalty Income.

Any questions regarding the applicability of this policy shall be directed to the RF Office of Innovation and Partnerships.

Responsibilities

The following table outlines the responsibilities for compliance with this Policy:

Responsible Party

Responsibility

Operations Managers

Ensure campus compliance with this policy.

Office of Innovation & Partnerships

Comply with the policy on behalf of centralized campuses.

Promote compliance for decentralized campuses.

Definitions

None

Related Information

SUNY Patents and Inventions Policy

SUNY Procedures for Disclosure and Management of Intellectual Property

SUNY Guidelines for the Management of Intellectual Property

SUNY Copyright Policy

SUNY Computer Software Policy

RF Policy for the Distribution of Royalty Income

RF Procedure for the Distribution of Royalty Income

Forms

SUNY External Invention Disclosure Form

Change History

Date

Summary of Change

February 1, 2017

New document.

 

 

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Managing Conflicts of Interest Guidelines
These guidelines were designed in conformance with RF’s Conflict of Interest Policy and Code of Conduct to guide researchers and administrators to be aware of applicable legal and regulatory standards in identifying, disclosing and managing conflicts of interest which may arise in the conduct of SUNY research and commercialization programs.

 

P

Patents and Inventions Policy
Intends to ensure that the public receives the benefit of all inventions made by persons working in State University facilities. Meet the members of the SUNY Patents and Inventions Policy Board here.

Policy for the Distribution of Royalty Income

Procedure for the Distribution of Royalty Income

Protection of Intellectual Property Policy
Requires campuses to notify the RF Office of General Counsel and Secretary of all actual or potential infringement of intellectual property rights.

 

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University-Industry Cooperative Use of Research Equipment (RF has adopted this SUNY Policy as per the 1977 Charter)


Use of University Facilities by Emerging Technology Enterprises (RF has adopted this SUNY Policy as per the 1977 Charter)