The US patent system is premised on a fundamental exchange, or as some might say, a grand bargain. In exchange for fully disclosing their invention to the public, the inventor gains the exclusionary right to that invention for a limited period.
Companies often have a problem that can be uniquely solved by a university partnership. They will invest in external research to achieve an innovative solution for a new product or process that has great commercialization or market potential. But why would an academic want to be involved with addressing current business challenges?
Hosting Office: OSVPR - Research Integrity Services
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Grad and Undergrad Students
Overview of professional and ethical standards of behavior in research and scholarship as well as pertinent regulations, policies, and guidelines.
(Part of program to fulfill National Science Foundation and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) RCR required training for postdocs, grad and undergrad students.)