Sponsored Programs


Patents and Inventions


Patents and Inventions applied for as a result of work fully or partially funded by monies through the Research Foundation for SUNY are subject to the Patents and Inventions Policy of State University of New York as approved by the Board of Trustees on September 19, 1979 and amended November 16, 1988, and provides the "Current Guidelines of the Patent Policy Board" dated October 4, 1985. The policy outlines appropriate steps to be taken to ensure that the public receives the benefit of all inventions made by persons working in State University facilities.

Faculty who wish to make an application for a patent should start the process by completing a New Technology Disclosure Form . The Director of Sponsored Programs, Denise Straut can also provide additional information on the patent process.