Copyrights and Patents Committee

The UNIVERSITY POLICIES: Committees and Councils section of the Policy File details the areas on which Committee members focus - specifically:

  • guidelines for the implementation of provisions of the Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets policy (submitted for approval to the Vice President for Research and the University Research Council).
  • the extent of institutional support involved in the completion of intellectual property (with recommendations to the Vice President of Research on the assignment of ownership rights and division of royalties).
  • advisement (to the Vice President of Research) on other intellectual property matters.

This Committee has a minimum membership of nine:

Ex-officio members (5):

  • Chief Executive Officer of the SDSU Research Foundation or designee
  • Technology Transfer Office (nonvoting)
  • Director of the SDSU Research Foundation Technology Transfer Office (nonvoting)
  • Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs or designee
  • Vice President for Research and Innovation or designee

Appointed members (9+):

  • eight faculty members
    • three Senate appointees to the Research Council
      • one of whom shall chair
  • one member-at-large

Members shall be appointed to one-year renewable terms by the Vice President for Research

Major Academic Unit or Ex Officio Position Name (*Senator)
Term Ends Appt. Date Dept.
Faculty – Senate Appointee to Research Council by Senate Grotjahn, Douglas (Chair) May-24 Sep-14 CHEM
Faculty – Senate Appointee to Research Council by Senate Gude, Natalie May-25 Jun-22 BIO
Faculty – Senate Appointee to Research Council by Senate Maluf, Katrina May-25 Jun-22 CHHS
Faculty – Open Welch, Jenny Wong May-24 Sep-18 LIA
Faculty – Open Vasquez, Marissa* May-24 Aug-21 PEL
Faculty – Open May-Newman, Karen* May-24 Sep-18 M E
Faculty – Open Kath, Lisa (on sabbatical) May-24 Sep-18 PSY
Faculty – Open Ozturk, Yusuf May-24 May-21 ENG
Member-at-Large Stegmann, Petra May-24 Sep-19  
Chief Executive Officer - SDSURF or designee Loren, Teresa G&RA
Technology Transfer Office (nonvoting) Pestonjamasp, Vasu R&I
Director: SDSURF Technology Transfer Office (nonvoting) Martindale, Tommy SDSURF
VP: Business & Financial Affairs (or designee)
Hovda, Zena
(designee for Agnes Wong Nickerson)
VP: Research & Innovation (or designee)
Gulizia, Rick
(designee for Hala Madanat)
Vice Provost
Tong, William
Day Tuesday
Time 12:45 p.m. — 1:45 p.m.
Frequency First Tuesday of the month
Modality via Zoom

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