Patent & Copyright Committee

Appointed by the Chancellor

The Patent & Copyright Committee is responsible for reviewing invention disclosures submitted to the university for patenting consideration; evaluating inventions for patentability, as well as scientific merit and practical application; appointing ad hoc technical subcommittees to assist the committee in evaluating inventions; seeking university approval of outside technical assistance in evaluating inventions; determining patent or related property rights or equities held by the university in an invention; providing scientific and technical assistance to approved patent management organizations to achieve the realization of full benefits of university inventions that have commercial potential; seeking initial resolution of campus disputes relating to rights in inventions; and reviewing works of authorship (including computer software) submitted for copyright consideration. Disclosures for patentable or copyrightable material emanating from the Fayetteville campus and the Division of Agriculture shall be administratively controlled by this committee.

The committee shall meet no less than quarterly.

Membership consists of no fewer than eight faculty members, four of whom are appointed from the Division of Agriculture by the vice president for agriculture; and, ex officio, non-voting, the director of Research Support and Sponsored Programs, the president of the University of Arkansas Technology Development Foundation, and the vice provost for Research & Economic Development.

A chairperson shall be elected from the committee membership.

Charlie Rosenkrans Division of Agriculture 2021
Trent Roberts Division of Agriculture 2023
Rick Wise Faculty 2019
Steve Boss Faculty 2019
Wayne Kuenzel
Division of Agriculture 2021
Carol Reeves Faculty 2020
Esten Mason Division of Agriculture 2021
Shannon Servoss Faculty 2021
Wes Stites Faculty 2021
Jean Francois-Meullenet Assoc Vice Pres -Exper Station**   
Phil Stafford President
University of Arkansas Technology Development Foundation**
Kim Needy Interim Vice Provost
Research & Economic Development**

*=ex officio
**=ex officio non-voting

Updated 2/4/2019