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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Intellectual Property Terms

  • IP Ownership. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (hereafter, The Foundation) and University of North Carolina Wilmington (hereafter, UNCW) agree that any intellectual property that UNCW, and any of its agents, employees, contractors, or subgrantees creates by the performance of this Grant Agreement (the "Grant Works"), shall be owned according to UNCW's standard IP practices or policies.
  • IP and Knowledge Sharing Principles. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in order to maximize the impact of the Grant by enabling the production of multiple units of sensors and CubeSats with high quality ocean color sensors, UNC agrees to take all reasonable actions necessary to ensure the details of the sensor design (created by Alan Holmes, Cloudland Instruments) and the CubeSat bus design (created by Clyde Space) are made freely available in a manner that:
    • is sufficient to enable another competent individual or organization to purchase commercial off-the-shelf components to build sensors and CubeSats with capabilities similar to the HawkEye Ocean Color Sensor and Seahawk CubeSat developed under this Grant; and
    • enables such individual or organization to replicate the HawkEye Ocean Color Sensor and Seahawk CubeSat on a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual basis without restriction as to use.
  • These conditions are referred to collectively as the "IP and Knowledge Sharing Principles."
  • HawkEye Ocean Color Sensor and Seahawk CubeSat. In furtherance of the foregoing, UNCW specially agrees to the following:
    • With respect to the HawkEye Ocean Color Sensor, UNCW agrees to ensure that Alan Holmes, Cloudland Instruments, provides a Complete Design Review (CDR) document for such sensor which UNCW can and does make freely downloadable from the principal investigator's website for a period of three years (10/1/2015-9/30/2018) according to the IP and Knowledge Sharing Principles; and
    • With respect to the Seahawk CubeSat, UNCW will ensure that Clyde Space provides a system level design document that outlines the standard commercial off-the-shelf components used and how they are interfaced electrically and mechanically, including the part numbers and user manuals for the commercial off-the-shelf component subsystems. UNCW will further ensure that Clyde Space provides full design information for any electronic, software or mechanical element that is developed specifically for the Seahawk CubeSat. UNCW will ensure the system level design document, part numbers, custom design information, and any other information or rights needed to satisfy the IP and Knowledge Sharing Principles will be made available via the principal investigator's website for a period of three years (6/1/2016-5/30/2019).