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Regents Bylaw 3.10

Sec. 3.10. Ownership of Patents and Copyrights (revised February 16, 2023)

Unless otherwise provided by action of the Regents:

University employees hereby assign patents issued or acquired as the result of or in connection with administration, research, or other educational activities conducted by them and supported directly or indirectly (e.g., through the use of university resources or facilities) by funds administered by the university, regardless of the source of such funds, and all royalties or other revenues derived therefrom, to the university.

Patents resulting from activities which have received no support, direct or indirect, from the university shall be property of the inventor thereof.

Out of respect to principles of academic freedom and in support of its faculty, the University of Michigan transfers its copyright in faculty scholarly works to the faculty who created those works, consistent with Standard Practice Guide 601.28.

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