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Intellectual Property Agreement Forms

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The University Intellectual Property Agreement (IPA) is required to be completed and signed by individuals first appointed or transferred to the following classification categories:

  1. a). Executive, administrator, academic administrator, and academic throughout the University; b) faculty, staff exempt, staff nonexempt, and technical service in academic or academic service units throughout the University.
  2. For any existing employee in the above classification categories who has not signed an IPA Form.
  3. Graduate assistants and fellows/trainees at the time of their first appointment.
  4. Undergraduate/graduate students, postdoctoral trainees/research associates, wage payroll employees, visiting scholars/scientists, emeritus/retired faculty and others who may be in a position to make, conceive or reduce to practice inventions or otherwise develop technology.

In the specified classification categories, signing this form is a condition of employment. See University Policies IP01, "Ownership and Management of Intellectual Property," and RA12, "Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurial Activity (Faculty Research)," for further information.