Intellectual property includes but is not limited to any material defined within one or more of the following categories: a potentially patentable machine, article of manufacture, composition of matter, process, or improvement of any of these; an issued patent; a legal right that inheres in a patent; or anything that is copyrightable. The VCCS claims an ownership interest in any intellectual property produced by a VCCS student who is a college employee. If students are paid as student assistants, they are employees. Materials produced by a student as part of course requirements making only incidental use of college resources belong to the student, absent any agreement to the contrary. Further information is available in the VHCC Faculty and Staff Manual, Section 4.7.
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