Intellectual Property Advisory Committee

REPORTS TO:

The President through the Vice Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs

CHARGE:

The Intellectual Property Advisory Committee (IPAC) is authorized by the East Tennessee State University Intellectual Property Policy.  The IPAC shall, in accord with the University's Intellectual Property Policy, conduct investigations as it deems necessary to evaluate invention and authorship disclosures (Intellectual Property [IP]) by faculty, staff, and students at East Tennessee State University (ETSU).  Based on its evaluation of the IP, the IPAC shall make a recommendation to the Vice Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs regarding ownership of the IP.  With its recommendation as to ownership of IP, the IPAC shall also recommend whether patent or copyright protection should be sought.  The IPAC may also, if needed, consult ad hoc experts in making its investigation.

Status

Membership Structure

Name

Area of Representation

Length of Term

Voting

(Two of the nine voting members shall also be members of the Board of Directors of the East Tennessee State University Research Foundation)

Seven faculty representatives from the fields of technology, medicine, the biological sciences, the natural sciences, and the social sciences or education

Bert Lampson

Health Sciences

2015

Zachary Walls

Pharmaceutical Sciences

2014

David Roane

Pharmaceutical Sciences

2016

J. Paul Sims

Technology and Geomatics

2016

Martin Eason

College of Medicine

2015

David Williams

Surgery

2016

Jon Smith

Bureau of Business Research

2014

Two members from the community who are experienced in evaluation and commercialization of technology and biotechnology

Tony Lettich

Community

2015

Richard Sheehan

Community

2015

Non-Voting/ Ex-Officio Director of Sponsored Programs Administration

Louise Nuttle

Sponsored Programs

Indefinite

Vice Provost for Research CHAIR

William Duncan

Research

Indefinite

Executive Director, ETSU Research Foundation

Jeremy Ross

ETSU Research Foundation

Indefinite

Director, Innovation Laboratory

Audrey Depelteau

Innovation Laboratory

Indefinite

 

Updated: 16 August 2013