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Responsibility for Disclosure of Patentable Intellectual Property. College personnel who

alone or in association with other individuals or entities create or intend to create patentable

subject matter with any use of College resources must disclose the matter and obtain prior

authorization from the Vice President for Academic Affairs (or designee). Such disclosure

shall be made when it can be reasonably concluded that a patentable subject matter has or

will be created, and sufficiently in advance of any publications, presentation, or other public

disclosure to allow time for possible action that protects rights to the intellectual property for

the creator and the College. Creators are encouraged to seek the advice of the Vice President

for Academic Affairs (or designee) in determining whether the subject matter is patentable

or whether the College desires to pursue patenting the matter.

Determination of Rights to Patentable Subject Matter.

Except as set forth below, the creator

of patentable intellectual property shall retain his/her rights, and the College shall not

assert ownership rights. The College will assert ownership rights to patentable intellectual

property developed under any of the following circumstances:

(a) Development was funded as part of an externally sponsored research program or pursuant

to an agreement which allocates rights to the College.

(b) Development required significant use of College resources or more than minimal use of

College personnel. Participation of students that influences development of the patentable

subject matter constitutes significant use of College resources.

(c) The creator was assigned, directed, or specifically funded by the College to develop the

material.

(d) Material was developed by administrators or other non-faculty employees in the course

of employment duties and constitutes “work for hire” under U.S. law (e.g., the College’s

website, alumni bulletins, admission materials, fundraising materials, catalogs and

magazines).

2. Other Intellectual Property

Responsibility for Disclosure of Intellectual Property. All disclosures should be made to the

Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Determination of Rights to Intellectual Property. Except as set forth below, the creator of

Intellectual Property (other than patentable intellectual property) shall retain his/her rights,

and the College shall not assert ownership rights. However, creators will grant the College

a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license to use the Intellectual Property for internal

instructional, educational and administrative purposes. The College may assert ownership

rights to Intellectual Property developed under the following circumstances:

(a) Development was funded as part of an externally sponsored research program or pursuant

to an agreement which allocates rights to the College.

(b) Development required significant use of College resources or more than minimal use

of College personnel. Participation of students that influences development of the work

constitutes significant use of College resources. Prominent use of the Bluefield College

name or any image, trademark or logo of Bluefield College also constitutes significant use