Aug. 17, 2016

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SUNY's proposed Patent Policy changes

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CLICK HERE to download UUP's "Update on SUNY's Proposed Patent Policy Changes" document.

Since April 2015, UUP has been involved in efforts to address the proposed patent policy changes announced by SUNY just a month before. During the fall of 2015, we gathered member input through chapter meetings, campus Senate meetings, and phone interviews with patent holders.

UUP also received written comments and suggestions from concerned UUP members through emails and a special UUP web portal created for this purpose. UUP also reviewed patent policies at 40 top U.S. research universities/university systems for comparative purposes.

Following the collection of member input, UUP met repeatedly with SUNY between July 2015 and June 2016 to present our members’ concerns about SUNY’s original proposal and to propose changes. Those meetings resulted in a number of revisions that addressed many of these concerns.

The meetings concluded in June, and the SUNY Board of Trustees passed a resolution to begin the formal rulemaking process by publishing the proposed SUNY Patents and Inventions Policy for the purposes of seeking public comment.

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