Patent Policy

The aim of Amherst College's Policy on patents is to make available College technology for the public benefit, while providing recognition of individual inventors and encouraging the prompt and open dissemination of research results (see Faculty Handbook Sec. D (15) , for statement on Classified Research). This policy is designed to enable the College to fulfill its responsibilities under the law or contractually to the Federal Government and other entities that provide funds to the College for sponsored research.