Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms

BPPM Revision Memorandum

DATE: October 3, 2013
FROM: Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms
TO: Manual Users
SUBJECT: Business Policies and Procedures Manual
Revision Letter Number Four Hundred Nineteen


This BPPM revision updates the name of the Office of Commercialization in the following sections. The office was previously called the the Office of Intellectual Property Administration. This revision also includes additional changes as indicated.

Use of Washington State University Name and Trademarks 35.10

Copyrighting and Marketing Original Materials 35.35

The amendment also updates the list of departments that provide marketing services for original materials, in accordance with current practices.

Recordkeeping and Publication Guidelines for Inventors 35.45

Invention Ownership and Disclosure 35.50

This revision also:

  • Adds required submission of a completed Intellectual Property Assignment form for all current and new employees and individuals on appointment at WSU who reasonably may develop intellectual property during the course of their appointment or employment at WSU.
  • Provides updated information regarding obtaining and submitting the Invention Disclosure form.
  • Updates the description of the OC’s responsibilities regarding invention development.

Invention Income Distribution 35.53

This minor amendment also adds policy information regarding the allocation to the OC of a portion of applicable royalties allocated to the University pursuant to the Faculty Manual sections regarding intellectual property and patent policy.