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For MIT Conflict of Interest policy see Section 4.4 of MIT Policies and Procedures

Guide to the Ownership, Distribution and Commercial Development of MIT Technology.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part 1: Introduction

1.0 Intellectual Property and Related Rights
1.1 Patents and Patent Rights
1.2 Copyrights
1.3 Trade and Service Marks
1.4 Mask Works
1.5 Tangible Research Property
1.6 Trade Secret

Part 2: Policy Statements

2.0 General Policy Statement
2.1 Patent and Copyrights Policy Statement
2.2 Trade and Service Marks
2.3 Software Acquisition

Part 3: Technology Evaluation, Protection and Dissemination

3.0 Responsibility
3.1 Disclosure
3.2 Patents: Protection
3.3 Copyrights: Asserting and Registering
3.4 Trade and Service Marks: Asserting and Registering
3.5 Mask Works: Asserting and Registering
3.6 Tangible Research Property

Part 4: Commercial Development

4.0 Introduction
4.1 Commercialization - General
4.2 Patents
4.3 Copyrights
4.4 Trade and Service Marks
4.5 Mask Works
4.6 Tangible Research Property
4.7 Licensing of M.I.T. Rights to Inventors/ Authors
4.8 Royalty Distribution - General
4.9 Royalties - Special Cases
4.10 Conflict of Interest - Licensing Office Staff
4.11 Committee on Copyrights and Patents

Part 5: Faculty, Student, Staff and Visitor Obligations

5.0 General Policy
5.1 Personnel Invention and Copyright Agreements

Part 6: Administration

6.1 Vice President for Research
6.2 Office of Sponsored Programs
6.3 Technology Licensing Office