American Bar Association
Section of Intellectual Property Law: University Intellectual Property Law

Section of Intellectual Property Law:
University Intellectual Property Law

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Scope of Committee

Facilitation of the development and use of intellectual property law by universities and review and assessment of the impact of government policies, legislation and regulations on the ability of universities to engage in the transfer of technology, including:

(1) ownership of inventions and patents resulting from federally supported research;

(2) ownership of rights in works of authorship, data and software generated with federal funding;

(3) restrictions on federal funding affecting the retention and distribution of income derived through the technology transfer function;

(4) restrictions and/or mandates on the dissemination of the tangible products of research, data, reports and other forms of intellectual property generated with federal funding;

(5) changes in Federal Agency policies or responsibilities affecting university/government relationships;

(6) University ‐ government ‐ private sector relationships affected by changes in the intellectual property laws or through other legislation;

(7) University digitization and dissemination efforts; and

(8) University use of third-party intellectual property

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Lezak, Arrienne


Abdel-Khalik, Jasmine

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Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

Building Sustainable Industry/University Research Collaborations

August 7, 2014
Negotiating Patent Provision of Research Agreements
Moderator: Liz Rodriguez, Chair, University of MA
John Brooks, Joslin Diabetes Center
Anna-lisa Gallo, BASF Corporation
Bruce S. Weintraub, Pfizer Inc.
ABA Annual Meeting 3:30 - 5:00 EST
Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel

Stolen Art? Who Owns the Art Hanging on the Wall?

August 8, 2014
Moderator: Jasmine Abdel-khalik, UMKC
Jane Anderson, New York University
Raymond Dowd, Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP
Thomas R. Kline, Andrews Kurth LLP
ABA Annual Meeting 8:30 - 10:00 EST
Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel
Section Events

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Additional Background

Does requiring free online access to articles resulting from federally funded research violate the Copyright Act or treaty obligations?

Modified by LaVaughn Haynes on July 24, 2017

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