University Patent Policy

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University Patent Policy


The University of Texas at Austin
Executive Sponsor: Vice President for Research
February 15, 1978



The patent policy of the University is contained in the Regents' Rules and Regulations, Rule 90102. This policy applies to all persons employed by the University, to anyone using University facilities under the supervision of University personnel, including postdoctoral and pre-doctoral fellows.


To help administer the patent policy the University has established an Institutional Patent Committee. Faculty members or other University personnel who have developed what they believe to be patentable ideas and those with questions concerning University Patent Policy should contact the chairman of the Institutional Patent Committee or the director of The Office of Sponsored Projects.



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