Introduction - Intellectual Property Policies

The following Intellectual Property policies have been promulgated by the appropriate officers of the University within their delegated responsibilities from the Board of Trustees. The Intellectual Property section of the Policy Manual presents Penn State policies governing the ownership and management of intellectual property created by members of the University. The Policy Steward for this section of the Policy Manual is the Senior Vice President for Research. If there are questions about any of these policies or guidelines, please contact this office for assistance. Future Intellectual Property policies, or revisions of these policies, will be released for inclusion in this Policy Manual when they become effective. Effective Date: January 7, 2013 Date Approved: September 14, 2012 Date Published: January 7, 2013 (Editorial changes- November 19, 2015) Most Recent Changes: February 4, 2022 - Title changes FROM "Vice President for Research" TO "Senior Vice President for Research." November 19, 2015 - Editorial changes. Title changes FROM "Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School" TO "Vice President for Research." January 7, 2013 - New Section of the Policy Manual, authorized by the Board of Trustees, September 14, 2012.

Intellectual Property Policies

Date Approved: 

Thursday, November 8, 2018