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Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property Policy is a collection of policies, guidelines and general information related to patents, trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual issues at the University of Richmond. The University wishes to recognize and support the creative endeavors of its faculty, students and staff by providing certain resources, information and assistance consistent with this policy.

The University also has an interest in identifying works and inventions that may be of commercial value to the University. The purpose of this policy is to set forth the procedure for timely identification, commercial development, and protection of faculty- and staff-created works and inventions. The policy also will provide some individuals an opportunity to share in returns that result from works and/or inventions used in a commercial manner.

The Intellectual Property Policy addresses:

  • Patents and trade secrets
  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • Grievances