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FSU Inventors

Three steps to disclose your invention:

STEP 1

Download and complete the disclosure form

STEP 2

Have the form signed by the head of your Department and the Dean of your College

STEP 3

Return the completed and signed form to the FSU Office of Commercialization or email to
bsamuels@fsu.edu

Inventors receive a share of the Royalties or other income resulting from their inventions

Patents

When a U.S. patent is issued on an invention assigned to the University, the inventor(s) will receive a $500 payment. Royalties or other income resulting from inventions in which the University takes title will be distributed as follows: 85 percent to inventor(s) for the first $10,000; 15 percent to University.


Once the $10,000 plateau has been reached, net income (gross royalties minus direct costs of patenting, licensing, legal, and other related expenses) will be divided as follows: For net income in excess of $10,000: 40 percent to inventor(s), 30 percent to dept. or unit or both, which inventor is member; 30 percent to University. 

 

Copyrights

Royalties or other income resulting from copyrighted work in which the University takes title will be distributed as follows: 

  • 50% to Author(s)   
  • 50% to University to be divided as follows:       
    • 25% to FSU Research Foundation
    • 25% to the Author(s) Academic Unit(s) 

FSU IP Policy is contained in the Faculty Handbook, section 6.19. See below for further reading about the commercialization process at FSU:

Inventions and Disclosures

Intellectual Property at FSU

Copyrights

Conflicts of interest

Student Intellectual Property

Faculty-Affiliated Startups

Questions?

Contact Your Licensing Manager Today 

Brent Edington

(850) 645-5753
bedington@fsu.edu


Business School
Biology
Human Sciences
Medical School
Nursing

Abby Queale

(850) 645-9899
aqueale@fsu.edu


HPMI
MagLab

Robby Freeborn-Scott

(850) 645-0048
cfreebornscott@fsu.edu


ASC
AME
CAPS
Engineering
Math
Physics

Matthieu Dumont

(850) 644-1749
mfdumont@fsu.edu


Chemistry
COAPS
College of Education
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College of Social Work
College of Social Sciences
Computer Science
EOAS
Psychology
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