70.G - Copyrights and Patents
Board Policy Code:
Revised/Readopted: 07/09/97, 09/16/14
The Board asserts the college’s proprietary rights to publications, instructional materials and other devices prepared by college employees during their paid work time. The Board also recognizes the importance of encouraging its professional staff to engage in professional writing, research and other creative endeavors. Publications, articles, materials, models and other items produced by college personnel for college use with college time, money and facilities as part of an employee’s job responsibilities remain the property of the college.
The college will apply for copyrights and patents when deemed appropriate by the President. Employees will be expected to cooperate in the college’s efforts.
In the event that an employee produces items described above partly on his/her own time and partly on college time, the college reserves the right to claim full ownership. The employee, however, may petition the college for assignment of copyright or patent rights. Employees will not attempt to copyright or patent such items without the knowledge and consent of the President.
END OF POLICY
Legal Reference(s)Copyrights, Title 17, as amended, United States Code; 19 CFR Part 133 (2000)
Patents, Title 35, as amended, United States Code