SUBMITTING CONTRACTS FOR REVIEW
Please submit any/all matters that need to be assigned to an attorney for review to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for attorney assignment.
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.
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).
Please visit our Outside Counsel 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
• Vending Machines