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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Experts in intellectual property law, patent law, and entrepreneurship will now help guide student and faculty research at Northern Kentucky University.
Six new members have joined the board of the Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation, Inc.
“Our new members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that will allow us to stay in tune with the needs of our region, and also to enhance our support system for faculty research, particularly with respect to intellectual property and patents,” said Dr. Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh, Chairman of the Board and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Research and Outreach at NKU.
The new members were appointed by NKU President Geoffrey S. Mearns and will fill previously-vacant spots on the 20-member board.
The Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation (NKURF) is a not-for-profit corporation established to promote and implement scientific and educational activities, specifically to support NKU’s efforts to promote the development, implementation, and coordination of extramurally-sponsored programs involving research, instruction, public service, and other projects that further the mission of the University.
NKURF also serves as the university’s agent in the receipt of external grants and contracts and intellectual property income, and also oversees the protection, development, and commercialization of intellectual property.