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This collection consists of administrative files relating to patents and the Patent Advisory Committee. It also contains a series of files on individual patent applications where ownership was considered by the Patent Advisory Committee. Files were created by Carl Gatlin, vice president for academic affairs, 1965-1969; S. Herbert Raynes, assistant vice president for academic affairs, 1966-1970, and later assistant to the president, 1970-1974; and M. Jerry Kenig, assistant to the president, 1974-1982.
In 1965, the Drexel Institute of Technology first formulated a policy on patents resulting from research by Drexel employees and students. Around 1970, a Patent Advisory Committee was established to review and make recommendations regarding cases where patent ownership was unclear. The Patent Advisory Committee was first appointed, and later chaired, by the vice president for academic affairs. In the early 1970s, this responsibility was transferred to the assistant to the president.
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Assistant to the President Patent Records, Drexel University Archives.
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