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Patent & Copyright Policies

The Patent and Copyright Policies of the University of North Carolina and East Carolina University apply to all employees and students of East Carolina University, including but not limited to faculty, staff, professional employees, undergraduate and graduate students.  These policies relate to ownership, disposition and management of intellectual property rights (such as patents, copyrights and trademarks).  To learn more about patent policy go to the ECU Policies, Regulations and Rules Site at  To learn more about copyright policy go to facultymanual/part7/73.htm.