As a general rule Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta owns all IP that is related to Children’s personnel’s normal duties (including clinical duties), course of studies, field of research or scholarly expertise, or is created or discovered with the use of Children’s resources, including monies from internal or external sources, facilities, space, equipment, services or personnel (referred to as support).
The employment status of the contributors, use of Children’s support, the terms of a sponsored research agreement, materials transfer agreement, or other agreement may have bearing on the ownership of IP. There are certain academic or scholarly copyrightable works in which Children’s may not assert ownership.
The Children’s IP policy applies to Children’s personnel who may receive Children’s support, visitors with research duties at Children’s or others who receive Children’s Support, and students. Nonemployees will own the IP they create except where such IP is (1) work-for-hire; (2) supported by Children’s support; (3) commissioned by Children’s; (4) made with significant use of Children’s support or Children’s personnel; or (5) subject to contractual obligations.
Read the Children's IP policy
If you have any questions about the ownership status of IP you’ve developed, email Kiki.Reames@choa.org or call 404-785-5172.