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Intellectual Property Infringement

Any unauthorized or inappropriate use, misappropriation or disclosure of confidential information (in any form) or intellectual property belonging to the University or any University’s customer, supplier or business partner, including without limitation, any intellectual property protected under any U.S. or other laws relating to copyrights, patents, or trade secrets.

Patents and Trade Secrets

Innovation and New Ventures Office

Alicia Loffler, Executive Director


Office of the Provost

James B. Young, Associate Provost for Faculty Relations

In addition to these resources, Northwestern has selected EthicsPoint to provide you with a simple way to report activities that may involve misconduct or violations of University policy. You may file a report here or by dialing 866-294-3545. This service is not a substitute for, nor does it supersede, any existing reporting methods or protocols already in place at Northwestern for reporting suspected problems or complaints. Instead, the EthicsPoint system provides an additional means of reporting such issues. Any suspected problems or complaints reported via EthicsPoint will be reviewed in accordance with current University procedures, including those described in the Faculty, Staff, or Student Handbooks. Northwestern policy prohibits the taking of retaliatory action against anyone for reporting or inquiring about potential breaches of University policy or for seeking guidance on how to handle suspected breaches.