The following U-M policies relate to patenting, copyright, and other tech transfer procedures. Innovation Partnerships representatives are available to assist you in answering questions related to these policies or directing you to the proper resource.

Technology Transfer Policy

Implements Bylaw 3.10 and further defines ownership, distribution, and commercialization rights associated with IP developed at or received by U-M. . . MORE

Revenue Distribution Policy

The Innovation Partnerships Policy includes the policy on the distribution of royalties and revenue. . . MORE

Bayh-Dole Compliance

The U.S. Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 allows universities and other non-profit institutions to have ownership rights to discoveries resulting from federally funded research, provided certain obligations are met. . . MORE

Regents Bylaw 3.10

Addresses U-M ownership of patents, copyrights, computer software, and other property rights. . . MORE

For information on the U-M Medical School internal policy on revenue sharing of the Medical School share. . . PDF

Copyright Ownership Policy

Addresses ownership of copyrighted works created at or in affiliation with U-M. . . MORE

Conflict of Interest (COI) Policies

As a U-M faculty or staff member you are expected to comply with the university’s COI policies and your unit’s COI/COC policy (see COI Policies) by annually disclosing any outside interests related to your university job responsibilities, and disclosing any changes to outside interest within 30 days. . . MORE

Student Ownership Policy

Highlights U-M’s policies and practices concerning student IP. . . MORE

Research Activity and Compliance Programs

There are many compliance requirements that intersect with individual activities and roles. The following links provide an overview of the U-M compliance resources available related to Conflict of Interest and Research Activities as well as contact information for experts in those areas. . . MORE