December 9, 1969
I-1. University Patent Agreement Requirements and Procedures.
Attached is a policy memorandum on the subject from the President to Chancellors.
November 14, 1969
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS, OF OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
PRINCIPAL OFFICERS OF THE REGENTS
University: Patent Agreement Requirements and Procedures
Reference is made to the memorandum issued by Acting President Harry R. Wellman on March 30, 1967 concerning The Regents' action of November 15, 1963 on the subject of University Patent Agreement requirements and procedures. A copy of the Patent Agreement and Regents' action, which were attached to that memorandum, are enclosed for your convenience.
A question has arisen concerning the interpretation of the term "special short-term assignment" as it is used in The Regents' action of November 15, 1963. The Term "special short-term assignment" is applicable only to persons who are employed on a one-time, definite-term basis of one year or less. Such persons may be exempted from signing the Patent Agreement, provided that the other conditions concerning research facilities and contract funds are met. If such persons are reappointed, they no longer qualify as "special short-term" employees.
You are reminded that there are occasions when a non-University compensated person is required to sign a Patent Agreement. For this purpose, the enclosed copy of the Patent Agreement may be reproduced or a supply of forms may be requested from the Board of Patents office in University Hall, Extension 2-4777.
It will be appreciated if you would distribute this memorandum and the enclosed material to your Accounting Officers and to those members of your staff who are responsible for these matters. Any questions concerning this subject should be directed to the University Patent Administrator, Mark Owens, Jr.
Charles J. Hitch
Enclosures [not scanned]