Any faculty or staff member engaged in consulting work or in business for himself/herself is responsible for complying with PM-11, and for ensuring that the clauses in his or her agreements are not in conflict with intellectual property policies of the University or with University commitments. The Office of Research & Economic Development will, upon request, provide assistance in this respect. The University's rights and the individual's obligations to the University should in no way be abrogated or limited by the terms of such agreements. Faculty and staff members should make their obligations to the University clear to those with whom they make such agreements and should ensure that other parties to the agreement are provided with a current statement of the University's patent policy. Permanent Memorandum 11 should be used for all such purposes. Contact the Office of Research and Economic Development for assistance in such matters.