Records Retention Schedules
The revised schedules for the retention and/or disposition of the following university system records are based upon the requirements of the Georgia Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-90 et seq.). This version includes revised schedules as filed with the Division of Archives and History, Office of Secretary of State as of April 1, 2009.
O8 Patent and Invention Records
Explanation: This series documents the transfer of technology from this institution to outside agencies as the result of research projects and grants carried out at the institution. This series may include but is not limited to: original patents; patent applications; international licensing agreements; agreements giving permission for institutional researchers to use other patented inventions in their research; and related documentation and correspondence. The series may also include: invention disclosure forms that list the names of the inventors; descriptions and titles of inventions; sources of funding to create the inventions; details of the provenance of the inventions and their documentation; to whom the inventions have been disclosed; suggested manufacturers; reports issued concerning the inventions; and signatures of inventors and technically qualified witnesses.
Record Copy: Institutional Archives; Legal Affairs; Research Office
Retention: Permanent for original patents, formal invention assignment forms, license agreements, patent legal transactions, and invention disclosure forms; 7 years for all other records
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Background Information: Previously Located in Series I 18: Category: Research