Consulting Agreements

William & Mary is not a party to consulting agreements between W&M inventors and third party companies. That having been said, all consulting agreements must be consistent with W&M and departmental policies.

W&M faculty and staff who enter into consulting agreements should keep in mind the {{http://web.wm.edu/ip/docs/Policy%20on%20Financial%20Conflict%20of%20Interest.htm,Conflict of Interest Policies}} of the institution and the state. Please also be aware that contractual obligations to a third party do not override or circumvent an employee's obligations to W&M, and thus all potential consulting agreements should be reviewed carefully to ensure that there is not a conflict between the various obligations.

Consulting services should not involve any use of funds, personnel, facilities, materials, or other resources of W&M other than the library and Consultant's office and personal computer.