Intellectual Property, Patents, and Copyright (IPPC)

The Committee on Intellectual Property, Patents, and Copyrights (IPPC) considers issues relating to the development, dissemination, and commercialization of intellectual property of faculty, students and staff. The committee recently completed a four-year process of rewriting and getting approval for the Intellectual Property Policy, and is now monitoring its implementation.


2019-2020 Chair

Carmen Digiovine

Committee Members

Member Source Term Expires
Carmen DiGiovine Faculty Council 2022
Joerg Jinschek Faculty Council 2022
Daniel Gallego-Perez Faculty Council 2022
Mark Ruegsegger Faculty Council 2021
Estelle Cormet-Boyaka Faculty Council 2021
Christopoher Coss Presidential 2022
Thomas Darrah Presidential 2020
Glenn Daehn Presidential 2020
Chris Wiegman CGS 2020
Scott Osborne VP, Economic and Corporate Engagement
Randy Moses VP, Research

Rules / Responsibilities

  1. Eight faculty members: four tenured faculty, two probationary tenure-track faculty, and two non-tenure track faculty from any of the categories. Each member is to serve three years with one-third of the members rotating off each year.
    1. Five faculty members appointed by the executive committee of faculty council.
    2. Three faculty members appointed by the university president in consultation with faculty leadership.
  2. One graduate student.
  3. Two administrators (or their designees).
    1. The vice president for technology commercialization.
    2. The vice president for research.
  1. Review, recommend, and advise the university senate on matters relating to the university policy on intellectual property, patents, and copyright and faculty rules 3335-13-06 and 3335-13-07 of the Administrative Code.
  2. Convene at least twice per year to review the procedures used in implementing and administering the university policy on intellectual property, patents and copyrights, and where deemed necessary, develop and recommend changes in standards and procedures to the vice president for technology commercialization, the vice president for research, the executive vice president and provost, and other appropriate officers of the university.
  3. Consult with the vice president for technology commercialization, the vice president for research when requested.
  4. Serve as a board to which a researcher may appeal actions of the vice president for technology commercialization, subject to appropriate review of the standards and procedures contained in the policy on patents and copyrights.
  1. The chair shall be elected from among the continuing faculty members of the committee each spring.
  2. As a standing committee of the senate, this council is also governed by the provisions of rules 3335-5-46 and 3335-5-48 of the Administrative Code.

(Board approval date: 4/4/2014)