Employee Acknowledgement Responsibilities

The cooperation of all within the University community is an essential element of efforts to protect concepts with commercial potential (inventions or creations) via patents and copyrights, which is an essential aspect of the technology transfer process.

Therefore, all PASSHE and University employees will receive and acknowledge receipt of the PASSHE Technology Transfer Guidelines upon initial hire as a routine part of their orientation. It shall be the responsibility of the appropriate Human Resources executive or administrator to ensure that the PASSHE University Technology Transfer Guidelines are presented to, and the receipt acknowledged by, any covered University employee.

These Guidelines will be distributed to all current PASSHE employees, except clerical and non-technical employees. All others who may be in a position to make, conceive or reduce to practice inventions or otherwise develop technology, with or without salary or other support, and through the use of University intellectual property, personnel, funds or facilities, will receive and acknowledge receipt of the PASSHE Technology Transfer Guidelines upon initial appointment. This includes but is not limited to, student employees in positions to make inventions, postdoctoral fellows, contract employees, consultants, emeritus or retired faculty, and visiting scholars/scientists. It is the responsibility of the appointing official or administrator, dean or department chair to ensure that the PASSHE University Technology Transfer Guidelines are presented to, and the receipt acknowledged by, Other Covered Individuals.