Managing Inventor Conflicts

In an effort to avoid conflicts, Ohio State has several policies governing the terms and conditions of faculty employment, academic affairs and research activities.  

Inventors should review the policies and discuss with the Office of University Compliance and Integrity prior to company formation. If it is determined that a conflict of interest exists, then a formal Conflict Management Plan (CMP) is created by The Ohio State University Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee (COIAC) to manage, reduce, or eliminate the conflict.  All Conflict Management Plans are reviewed, approved, and monitored pursuant to university policy.