Duke Policies

Intellectual Property

Duke’s mission lies in the creation and dissemination of knowledge thru (1) recognizing and acknowledging the right of intellectual property ownership, (2) encouraging the pursuit of patents and licenses, and (3) ensuring sufficient records are maintained.   

Intellectual Property Rights:
Duke University is committed to the personal ownership of intellectual property rights by the creators of the intellectual works.

Related Documents:
Faculty Handbook: Policies and Procedures (pdf)
Faculty Handbook Appendix P: Policies Related to Research (pdf)

Inventions, Patents and Technology Transfer:
Duke University assures the utilization of inventions resulting from its research activities for the common good and, where necessary, to pursue patents and licenses to encourage their development and marketing.

Related Documents:
Faculty Handbook: Policies and Procedures (pdf)
Faculty Handbook Appendix P: Policies Related to Research (pdf)

Research Records - Sharing, Retention, and Ownership:
Researchers have a responsibility to retain original research results for a reasonable length of time to protect intellectual property rights, support scholarly collaboration and publication, and answer any questions that might arise about the conduct of the research.

Related Documents:
Faculty Handbook: Policies and Procedures (pdf)
Faculty Handbook Appendix P: Policies Related to Research (pdf)

Last Updated: 4/30/2008 Policy Owner: Provost