In January 2015, Provost Baird formed an Ad Hoc Committee on Intellectual Property (IP) Policy composed of faculty and staff, including a consultant technology transfer advisor, and charged them to provide recommendations on a revised IP policy to update the then current policy established in 2000. The committee developed Clark’s new IP policy which was reviewed by faculty governance including the Steering Committee in spring 2015. Three open fora for faculty, staff and students were also held in the spring semester to discuss the main new and changing areas being addressed in the new policy. Additionally the policy was reviewed and approved by senior leadership prior to its adoption effective September 1, 2015.
Clark Intellectual Property Policy Revision Process, Key Policy Changes, and Significant Policy Areas