Signing a University Intellectual Property Agreement is a condition of employment for the classification categories identified below. See University Policy IP01 Ownership and Management of Intellectual Property, and Policy IP06 Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurial Activity (Faculty Research) for further information.
The University Intellectual Property Agreement (IPA) is required to be completed and signed by individuals first appointed or transferred to the following classification categories:
This form has fill-and-print form fields and digital ID (signature) fields enabled. The PDF version has instructions provided for the type and/or formatting of information to be included within the fill-and-print form fields. Hovering the computer mouse over any form field within the PDF will display these instructions.
For step-by-step instructions on completing the IPA form, click on the links below:
No form may be used that substitutes for an approved official University form without prior review and approval by the steward of the form/central office, as facilitated by the Office of Systems and Procedures (designated representative of the Associate Vice President for Budget and Finance). Policy FN17 Required Use of Approved University Forms Appearing in the General University Reference Utility requires that all form templates must be vetted and approved prior to being published on the GURU website and all such documents having gone through said established approval process must be password protected.
Clicking the form download icon on any form instruction page on GURU will open a web-based version of the form. While it appears to have fill-and-print fields available, not all functionality may be available for use (i.e. digital ID fields). It will be necessary to convert these web-based documents to PDF documents (see Procedure FN2017 Use of Forms Appearing on the GURU Website for complete details).
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NOTE: Once a digital ID has been applied to a document, it is considered an "approved" document and it is not possible to make any revisions to the form. DO NOT apply any digital IDs until the document has been completed and is ready to be approved.
If you encounter any difficulties, contact the GURU support staff by submitting a GURU Technical Support Request Form
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Upload a signed PDF of the completed IPA per instructions provided by Penn State Human Resources or the Office of Technology Management. Signed hard copies may be mailed to the Office of Technology Management, 311 Barron Innovation Hub, 123 S. Burrowes Street, State College, PA 16801.
For questions or additional details, contact the Office of Technology Management at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 814-865-6277.