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Business Glossary Terms - I

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Find below a glossary of terms and definitions that begin with the letter I as it relates to business definitions.

Term Description
Imputation A method of estimating data for an entity that did not respond to a data item or survey.
Income Shares Under mandatory distribution formulas set by UC policies, some patent income is paid to UC-affiliated inventors, while other income shares are earmarked for research-related purposes or paid into the UC General Fund.
Inflation Adjusted Dollars Inflation adjustment or deflation was accomplished by dividing costs by the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
Interinstitutional Agreement An agreement between institutions that jointly hold rights to the same patent to license their interests in the invention together, with one of the institutions taking the lead in managing  the patent while paying a share of any royalties collected to the joint holder. Joint holdings of patents can arise because co-inventors are obligated to assign their patent rights to different employers.
IPEDS The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), established as the core postsecondary education data collection program for NCES, is a system of surveys designed to collect data from all primary providers of postsecondary education.