Significant Use

(1) The following shall not be regarded as significant use: salary, insurance or retirement plan contribution to or for the benefit of the inventor, use of library facilities, facilities available to the general public and occasional use of office equipment and office staff.

(2) In addition, researchers may not be considered to have made significant use of University resources if:

  • The inventor or innovator receives advance written approval of the proposed use from the University and Compensates the University for the fair market value of the facilities and equipment (as actually charged by the University to outside users);

  • The inventor or innovator is not using the University's committed time; and

  • The inventor or innovator does not use any University-provided funds or University administered funds in connection with the activity.

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