Technology Transfer is a significant area of interest for academic faculty and researchers in the SUNY system and those funded on or conducted research through sponsored programs. Technology Transfer encompasses a broad range of services including:
Computer software development issues; copyright; patents and inventions; intellectual property, trade secrets, licensing, and other related issues.
For information in addition to that provided on this website, please contact Denise Straut, the Director of Sponsored Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Patents and Inventions applied for as a result of work fully or partially funded by monies through the Research Foundation for SUNY are subject to the Patents and Inventions Policy of State University of New York as approved by the Board of Trustees on September 19, 1979 and amended November 16, 1988, and provides the "Current Guidelines of the Patent Policy Board" dated October 4, 1985. The policy outlines appropriate steps to be taken to ensure that the public receives the benefit of all inventions made by persons working in State University facilities.
Faculty who wish to make an application for a patent should start the process by completing a New Technology Disclosure Form. The Director of Sponsored Programs, Denise Straut can also provide additional information on the patent process.
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, US Code) to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. Section 106 of the 1976 Copyright Act generally gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to do and to authorize others to do the following:
- To reproduce the work in copies or phonorecords;
- To prepare derivative works based upon the work;
- To distribute copies or phonorecords of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease or lending;
- To perform the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic and choreographic works, pantomimes and motion pictures and other audiovisual works;
- To display the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual work; and, in the case of sound recordings, to perform the work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.
The Research Foundation for SUNY adheres to the Copyright Policy 335.29 established by the SUNY Board of Trustees. It states:
Additional information, answers to copyright-related questions, and procedures for registering a copyright can be round at the website of the US Copyright Office, www.copyright.gov