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An employee shall not accept or solicit any gift, favor, service, or other benefit that could reasonably be construed to influence the employee's discharge of assigned duties and responsibilities.
An employee shall not have a personal financial interest, a business interest, or any other obligation that in any way creates a substantial conflict with the proper discharge of assigned duties and responsibilities or that creates a conflict with the best interest of the College.
An employee who believes he or she has or may have conflict of interest shall disclose the interest to the College President or designee, who shall take whatever action is necessary, if any, to ensure that the College's best interests are protected.
The intellectual property policy of Amarillo Junior College District (“Amarillo College”) seeks to protect and promote the traditional freedom of Amarillo College, its employees and students in matters involving intellectual property and trade secrets; seeks to balance fairly and reasonably the equitable rights of authors, inventors, sponsors, and Amarillo College; and attempts to ensure that any intellectual property in which Amarillo College has an equity interest is utilized in a manner consistent with the public interest.
Rules for Intellectual Property
It is the policy of Amarillo College to follow the United States Copyright Law
of 1976, as amended, (Title 17, United States Code hereinafter, the “Copyright
Act”). Accordingly, all faculty, staff and students of Amarillo College should
follow these policy guidelines:
A “College invention” is each invention or discovery by an Amarillo College employee that is conceived and reduced to practice by utilizing research or development facilities owned, under the supervision of, or made available by Amarillo College, except a facility under lease to an organization or individual not subject to the supervision of Amarillo College. A “College invention” as defined is the property of Amarillo College.
If the research and development work for an Amarillo College invention is supported jointly by Amarillo College and a third party or parties, or solely by a third party or parties, the ownership of the invention is determined by the terms of the written agreement between Amarillo College and a third party.
If the written agreement between Amarillo College and a third party does not
address the subject of ownership, Amarillo College may enter into a written agreement with the third party covering the ownership, licensing, use of the
inventions, and the division of the equities among the parties.
As soon as reasonably possible, but not more than 30 days after written
disclosure, the inventor shall file a report with the appropriate President’s
Cabinet member for the area in which the development is made which shall
include the following information:
In addition, the inventor shall periodically report in writing to the appropriate President’s Cabinet the current status of progress, results of research, and development work done with respect to the invention; and, in the case of a College invention, the inventor shall do each thing necessary, including executing legal documents and reviewing patent prosecution papers, to assist Amarillo College in patenting and administering the invention.
Authority for licensing a copyrighted work or patented invention covered by these policies shall reside in the owner of said copyright or patent as defined herein.
The information presented here is only general information. True legal advice must be provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship specifically with reference to all the facts of a particular situation. Such is not the case here, and this information must not be relied on as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney. If you are associated with Amarillo College as faculty, staff, or student and have questions about the application of the material in this policy, or federal or state law, to what you are doing or proposing to do with the material with which you are working, please let the College Librarian know.
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