Our Boston-based technology partner, Sally Byrne, was recently interviewed by Tech Transfer eNews Blog for their article about challenges many universities face in protecting their intellectual property developed by faculty members. With a growing number of collegiate faculty serving in – and getting paid from – outside consulting roles, universities are facing increased challenges to make sure they retain IP interests in faculty work. Here is an excerpt from the article:
With the changing nature of the workplace, particularly the 24/7 workday and the ability to work remotely, “university time” becomes more and more difficult to define, says Sally L. Byrne, JD, partner with the Culhane Meadows law firm in Boston, MA. In addition to inventions conceived or developed on “university time,” the university should seek ownership for inventions that were developed using the university’s resources, she says, regardless of faculty’s claims of “when” they were conceived.
Read the complete article HERE.