Business Law & Intellectual Property

 


SUBMITTING CONTRACTS FOR REVIEW
Please submit any/all matters that need to be assigned to an attorney for review to contracts@tamus.edu.


 

CONTRACT DRAFTING, REVIEW & APPROVAL PROCESS
The attorneys in the Office of General Counsel’s Business Law and Intellectual Property section are responsible for reviewing all contracts as required by System Policy 25.07 and System Regulation 25.07.01.  Each attorney reviews contracts according to particular subject-matter areas. In order to streamline this process, please send any contracts requiring legal review to contracts@tamus.edu for attorney assignment.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The Business Law & Intellectual Property practice area advises and assists the System and its members on a variety of matters involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and other forms of intellectual property. These include licensing issues, business ventures for the commercialization of System intellectual property and other technology transfer activities, intellectual property protection and enforcement, and intellectual property litigation.

COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS/CONTRACTS/PURCHASING

The attorneys in the Business Law & Intellectual Property practice group stand ready to assist the System and its members with questions regarding commercial transactions and agreements; and with drafting and reviewing contracts. The Office of General Counsel provides the review required by System Policy and works to ensure that all contracts contain the terms required by state law. In addition, this group assists members with issues regarding state purchasing guidelines and requirements, affiliation agreements, and sponsored research agreements.

BANKRUPTCY & BUSINESS LITIGATION
The Business Law & Intellectual Property practice group assists with monitoring bankruptcy filings by both individuals and businesses that impact System institutions and agencies. This includes monitoring the bankruptcy of System or member debtors and notifying System members when collection may be attempted in compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

OUTSIDE COUNSEL
Please visit our Outside Counsel webpage for information.

COLLECTION OF ACCOUNTS CONTRACTS
Please visit our Collection of Accounts Contracts webpage for information.


SYSTEM POLICIES & REGULATIONS

Conflicts of Interest, Dual Office Holding and Political Activities
Research Agreements
Administration of Sponsored Agreements – Research and Other
Federal Procurement Integrity Act
Conflict of Interest in Design, Conduct and Reporting of Sponsored Research & Education Activities
Intellectual Property Management and Commercialization
Contract Administration
Contract Administration Procedures and Delegations
Interagency and Intrasystem Transactions
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