Office of Research and Project Administration
Please note that the University’s Intellectual Property Agreement Form (IPA) has been revised and can be accessed at http://www.rochester.edu/ORPA/Forms/ipa.pdf.
Effective immediately, all new faculty, postdoctoral scholars, students and staff (as stipulated by our policy) must sign this form. With respect to existing faculty and staff, the Offices of Technology Transfer (OTT) staff will request that the revised IPA be signed when an invention disclosure is sent to these offices.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, your ORPA Research Administrator or OTT. I have posted the policy with respect to IPA’s below.
Gunta J. Liders
“The University requires everyone who has technical responsibilities to the University or who participates in an internally or externally sponsored research program at the University to execute an Intellectual Property Agreement (IPA). Each department is responsible for securing execution of the IPA at the outset of the individual's employment or other association with the University. For non-student employees, the Human Resources Office will assist in this process at the time of hire. The completed forms should be forwarded to ORPA prior to the time that the individual begins work. ORPA will provide neither institutional endorsement nor sign proposals or awards for any individual named in an application for sponsored research if ORPA has not received a signed IPA from that individual.”
From the University’s Policy on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer found at http://www.rochester.edu/ott/?policies .