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Intellectual Property Committee

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  1. The Intellectual Property Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Associate Vice President for Economic Development on all University intellectual property (i.e., patent, copyright, trademark, and proprietary information) especially with regard to University policy on these matters. All members of the Committee shall hold confidential all matters coming before the Committee regarding specific intellectual property.
  2. The composition and tenure of the Intellectual Property Committee shall be:
    1. Six faculty with three-year terms, one of who will be appointed chair. The Faculty Senate may suggest faculty members to be considered by the President.
    2. Two Deans or Associate Deans of the colleges for three-year terms.
    3. One member of the administrative and professional personnel or staff, with a three- year term.
    4. Director of Office of Commercialization (OC) who serves as secretary to the Committee. Director of the Office of Grant and Research Development. Both Directors act as ex officio members to the committee.
    5. Associate Vice President, Economic Development, who serves as an ex officio member of the committee
  3. The quorum required for voting at a committee meeting must be no fewer than five voting members; three of whom must be faculty.

Meeting Schedule

The IP Committee meets on a monthly basis and is available during this meeting to answer any questions that faculty or staff may have. If you would like to attend an upcoming meeting please email our meeting coordinator.

The next meeting will be April 17th at 3pm in Lighty 280's conference room.

Committee Membership

Donald Bender

Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Tenure Start Date: June 01, 2014
Tenure End Date: May 31, 2017 

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Cliff Berkman

College of Arts and Sciences

Tenure Start Date: August 01, 2015
Tenure End Date: July 31, 2018  Faculty

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Gregory Yasinitsky

College of Arts and Sciences

Tenure Start Date: June 01, 2014
Tenure End Date: May 31, 2017 

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Richard Knowles

College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Tenure Start Date: June 01, 2014
Tenure End Date: May 31, 2017 

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Katrina Mealey

College of Veterinary Medicine

Tenure Start Date: June 01, 2014
Tenure End Date: May 31, 2017 

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Hakan Gurocak

Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, Vancouver

Tenure Start Date: June 01, 2014
Tenure End Date: May 31, 2017 

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Chip Hunter

Carson College of Business

Tenure Start Date: August 01, 2015
Tenure End Date: July 31, 2018 

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Gary Pollack

College of Pharmacy

Tenure Start Date: June 01, 2014
Tenure End Date: May 31, 2017 

Dean

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Invitee

Lisa Gloss

Graduate School

Associate Dean

Ex-Officio Members

Sita Pappu

Office of Commercialization

Director

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Dan Nordquist

Office of Grant and Research Development

Associate Vice President, Director of OROS

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