The intellectual property is a patent, not a copyright. The actual patent
that was granted can be retrieved from the US Patent and Trademark Office.
The paper documentation can be copied and posted freely by anyone.
Copyright is not an issue here.
On Oct 30, 2013 2:45 PM, "Lydia Zvyagintseva" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Sure, apologies for out-of-the-blue questions.
> Well, a faculty member approaches the repository with their CV and asks us
> to investigate all their publications to see how much of their work we can
> deposit. They list their patents as part of their scholarly output on their
> CV. My understanding is that by virtue of having a patent, they hold the
> copyright to that intellectual property, and since they produced it in an
> educational institution, we are free to capture their work in an IR.
> However, that would depend on what the details of the patent granted
> include, which is there the communication with the faculty member has to
> happen. Am I off the mark here? I found a couple of patents in arXiv and
> wanted to see how others treat these types of documents.
> Thank you!
> On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 1:08 PM, Matthew Sherman
> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> > Can you provide context? I am trying to understand why you would put a
> > patent in an IR.
> > On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 3:07 PM, Lydia Zvyagintseva <[log in to unmask]
> > >wrote:
> > > Hi everyone,
> > >
> > > Forgive me if this question has been asked before on this listserv, but
> > I'm
> > > trying to gather some info for proceeding with patents down the road.
> > >
> > > Do you have patents in your IR? What priority do they take in your
> > > repository process? What's your workflow when dealing with them? Any
> > > special considerations?
> > >
> > > Many thanks for any input!
> > >
> > > --
> > > *Lydia Zvyagintseva*
> > > MA/MLIS Candidate
> > > Founder, HackYEG <http://hackyeg.com>
> > > School of Library and Information Studies
> > > Humanities Computing
> > > University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
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> > > lydiazv.com
> > >
> *Lydia Zvyagintseva*
> MA/MLIS Candidate
> Founder, HackYEG <http://hackyeg.com>
> School of Library and Information Studies
> Humanities Computing
> University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
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