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This policy is designed to:
Establish ownership criteria for intellectual property developed by members of the JMU community, and protect the equities of the creator as well as the University,
Define the responsibilities, rights and privileges of those involved, and
Establish basic guidelines for the administration of this policy.
The JMU IP Committee assists the university in implementing the intellectual property policy by recommending policy, reviewing, disclosures of patentable and copyrightable materials, and participating in the assignment of the university's rights to those materials.