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Ownership and use of intellectual property created by UAB employees, including faculty (which includes Credentialed Course Instructors), are governed by the University's Patent Policy and Copyright Policy. In addition, use of intellectual property may raise issues under the UAB Enterprise Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment Policy, which applies to all faculty and staff. The list of frequently asked questions below are designed to address some commonly occurring concerns of faculty members as well as other paid teaching instructors. The following are provided as guidance but the actual policy remains the definitive source for guidance.

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