The following U-M policies relate to patenting, copyright, and other tech transfer procedures. Tech Transfer representatives are available to assist you in answering questions related to these policies or directing you to the proper resource.

Regents Bylaw 3.10

Addresses U-M ownership of patents, copyrights, computer software, and other property rights. . . MORE

Technology Transfer Policy

Implements Bylaw 3.10 and further defines ownership, distribution, and commercialization rights associated with IP developed at or received by U-M. . . MORE

Revenue Distribution Policy

The Tech Transfer Policy includes the policy on the distribution of royalties and revenue. . . MORE

For more information on the procedure for distributing revenue, visit the Resources section. . . MORE

For information on the U-M Medical School internal policy on revenue sharing of the Medical School share. . . PDF

Copyright Ownership Policy

Addresses ownership of copyrighted works created at or in affiliation with U-M. . . MORE

Conflict of Interest (COI) Policies

As a U-M faculty or staff member you are expected to comply with the university’s COI policies and your unit’s COI/COC policy (see COI Policies) by annually disclosing any outside interests related to your university job responsibilities, and disclosing any changes to outside interest within 30 days. . . MORE

Student Ownership Policy

Highlights U-M’s policies and practices concerning student IP. . . MORE