Intellectual PolicyIntellectual Property

Employees may, in the course of employment, have access to certain equipment, documents, discoveries, projects or similar items relating to the business of the Foundation, whether prepared by the employee or otherwise coming into his/her possession.  Such items shall remain the exclusive property of the Foundation and shall not be removed from the premises without the prior written consent of the Foundation.  Work done while an employee is working for the Foundation, in terms of patent, copyright and other intellectual property shall remain the exclusive property of the Foundation unless a written agreement detailing other terms is signed by an authorized Foundation official.  The Research Foundation may copyright, patent, license or otherwise seek protection of such property and share royalties with employees.

See additional information regarding Intellectual Property at: Intellectual Property/Copyright Policy/ EM 97-07