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Intellectual Property Committee

Last Updated: 2017

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Contact Name

Tanju Karanfil, Vice President for Research (


Intellectual Property Committee reviews and recommends policies to the Vice President for Research related to intellectual property; performs adjudication of ownership issues and hears appeals from creators with questions or concerns about disclosure review and commercialization decisions; and serves as liaison to University-designated commercialization agents. 

Faculty Manual Reference

Chapter VII 

Report Due Date


Meeting Frequency

As needed.

Membership Composition

Seat TypeQuantityTerm LengthDate of Term InitiationSeat Filling MechanismVoting or Non-Voting
Chair 1 NA Appointed by the Vice President for Research Voting
One Member from Each College  7 Staggered 3 years Voting
Associate Dean from each of the colleges 7 Voting
Representative from the Faculty Senate 1 1 year Elected by the Faculty Senate Voting
Graduate Student  1 Appointed by the President of Graduate Student Government Voting
Undergraduate Student 1 Appointed by the President of the Undergraduate Student Government Voting
Patent and Trademark Resource Center Librarian (Cooper Library) 1 Voting
Representative of the General Counsel 1 Voting
Up to Two other Faculty for area specialization purposes 2 Appointed by the Committee Membership Non-Voting
Representative from CURF 1 Non-Voting
Others deemed necessary by the committee 1 Non-Voting

Membership List (Last updated )

NameEmailSeat TypeDepartment and CollegeAppointment DateTerm Expires

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