University and Technology Company Partnerships (Ohio University)

Tom Nash filed this request with the Ohio University of Ohio.
Tracking # PR-2370
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From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Ohio Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

- Partnership agreements or memorandums of understanding between the university and the following companies issued between 2005 and the time this request is processed.

- Any subsequent reports issued related to those agreements or partnerships between 2005 and the time this request is processed.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
Apple Inc.
ARM Holdings
AT&T
Exxon Mobil
Facebook
Ford Motor Company
General Electric
Google
The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Microsoft
Nvidia Corporation
Texas Instruments
Samsung
Qualcomm

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

From: Dailey, Pam

Dear Mr. Nash

This will acknowledge receipt of your public records request, it is being reviewed by our legal staff and we will get back to you shortly.

Thank you.

Pam Dailey
Records Management Senior Specialist
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Office of Legal Affairs · 160 West Union Street Office Center ·Room 150 · 1 Ohio University · Athens, OH 45701 · T: 740.593.9964 · F: 740.593.0200
daileyp@ohio.edu<mailto:daileyp@ohio.edu>

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 6, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Dailey, Pam

Dear Mr. Nash,

In response to your January 6, 2015 public records request, we have reviewed our files and have determined that the university has a large number of procurement contracts with Apple, Inc., AT&T, General Electric, The International Business Machines (IBM) and Microsoft. If these are the records you are seeking, please let us know and we will send them to you.

Thank you.

Pam Dailey
Records Management Senior Specialist
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Office of Legal Affairs · 160 West Union Street Office Center ·Room 150 · 1 Ohio University · Athens, OH 45701 · T: 740.593.9964 · F: 740.593.0200
daileyp@ohio.edu<mailto:daileyp@ohio.edu>

From: Tom Nash

Hi Ms. Dailey,

I'm only looking for agreements between the University and these companies that fall outside normal procurement practices (for example, donations or collaborative projects). If any of those contracts fit that description please send them along.

Thanks

Tom

From: Biancamano, John

Mr. Nash,
A proper request under the Ohio Public Records Law must identify the records sought with reasonable specificity. In response to your request, we gathered a large number of procurement contracts with the companies you listed. You responded that you are looking only for transactions that fall outside normal procurement contracts. This encompasses a broad and undefined array of possible transactions or relationships. The university does not maintain a central record of all possible relationships with commercial entities and thus we are not in a position to respond to your request. If you could be more specific with respect to the transactions you are looking for we can try to figure out if any university office has such records.
-- John Biancamano

John J. Biancamano I General Counsel

Ohio University I 1 Ohio University I Athens, Ohio 45701-2979
Office: 740.593.2626 I Fax: 740.593.0200 I Cell: 614.448.8008
biancama@ohio.edu

From: Tom Nash

Hi Mr. Biancamano,

I'll try to narrow this. Let's go ahead and just limit this to collaborative agreements (research and development, for example) between the University and Google, ARM, AMD and Nvidia within the past two years.

Thanks

Tom

From: Nalazek, Barbara

Hello Tom:

I am responding in John’s absence. “Collaborative agreements” is not a term we would use at Ohio University. Do you mean sponsored research agreements? Or something else?

Thank you,
Barb
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Barbara U. Nalazek, Esq.
Associate General Counsel
Office of Legal Affairs
160 West Union Street Office Center, Rm. 150
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740-593-9844
Fax: 740-593-0200
Email: nalazek@ohio.edu<mailto:nalazek@ohio.edu>
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From: Tom Nash

Hi Barb,

Sure, let's go with that.

Thanks

Tom

From: MuckRock

Hi there,

Is this request still being processed? No communications have been received from your office since January 26, 2015.

Thanks so much,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: Dailey, Pam

Thank you for your e-mail. Our legal staff is reviewing your request and will respond to you soon.

Thank you.
 
Pam Dailey
Records Management Senior Specialist
Office of Legal Affairs . 160 West Union Street Office Center . Suite 150
1 Ohio University . Athens OH 45701
T: 740.593.9964 . F: 740.593.0200

From: Dailey, Pam

The documents are still under review by our legal staff, once the review is complete we will promptly forward the records to you.

Thank you.

Pam Dailey
Records Management Senior Specialist
Office of Legal Affairs • 160 West Union Street Office Center • Suite 150
1 Ohio University • Athens OH 45701
T: 740.593.9964 • F: 740.593.0200
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From: Dailey, Pam

Dear Mr. Dash,

Our legal staff is in the final stages of reviewing your request and plan to have a response to you by the end of the month or shortly thereafter.

Thank you.

Pam Dailey
Records Management Senior Specialist
Office of Legal Affairs • 160 West Union Street Office Center • Suite 150
1 Ohio University • Athens OH 45701
T: 740.593.9964 • F: 740.593.0200
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From: Dailey, Pam

Dear Mr. Nash,

Please see the attached document in response to your public records request.

Thank you.

Pam Dailey
Records Management Senior Specialist
Office of Legal Affairs • 160 West Union Street Office Center • Suite 150
1 Ohio University • Athens OH 45701
T: 740.593.9964 • F: 740.593.0200
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