University Resources, Operations and Policies


  • Academics and Research


    Policy Statement                                                                      

    Adelphi University is committed to providing and ensuring an academic environment that supports and facilitates teaching, creativity and scholarly research. The University recognizes its primary obligation in conducting research is to ensure the pursuit of knowledge for public benefit. In addition, the University acknowledges that its relationship to the faculty is not a simple employer-employee association, but rather a collaborative partnership. This policy is intended to demonstrate the University’s support of academic freedom, provide an incentive for engaging in research, and facilitate the creative works of faculty, staff and students.

    This Patent Policy acknowledges the contributions of the creators and the University, assures a fair distribution of any benefits arising from activities in which the University and its members are jointly engaged, including public recognition of activities, and specifies equitable financial remuneration resulting from such activities. It seeks to articulate and balance all parties’ interests in a fair, manageable and productive manner that exemplifies Adelphi University’s commitment to building intellectual capital among the University community and beyond.

    Patentable intellectual property refers to any patentable device or process as defined by the US Patent and Trademark Office, or any other relevant national or international authority.

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    Reason for Policy                                                                    

    The following objectives shall govern the development and application of the University’s policy with respect to patentable inventions:

    1. Encourage the concept that patentable inventions made by faculty, staff and students at the University should be used for the greatest possible public benefit;
    2. Specify the University’s responsibilities and privileges to encourage and promote intellectual scholarship and creativity;
    3. Specify the responsibilities and privileges of faculty, staff and students, when making discoveries that utilize University resources, facilities and/or funds; and,
    4. Clarify ownership rights of intellectual property, specifically with regard to patentable inventions.

    Consistent with its public service mission and with the regulations governing federally-funded research, the University endeavors to foster the development of its inventions and discoveries through patenting and licensing.

    Who Is Governed by this Policy                                         

    Faculty, staff, and students

    Policy Owner                                                                 

    Sam Grogg

    Secondary Contacts

    Christopher Storm, Ph.D. 

    James Perrino

    Document History                                                      

    • Last Reviewed Date: 2017
    • Last Revised Date: 2010
    • Policy Origination Date: December 13, 2010       

    Who Approved This Policy                                                  

    Board of Trustees, President, Provost

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