Carnegie Mellon University


CMU cannot offer a company mutual indemnification terms.  CMU is an educational institution incorporated as a not-for-profit company.  As such, we have a fiduciary responsibility regarding our endowment as well as to present and future students and faculty.  In the simplest terms, we cannot place our endowment at risk in a possible litigation suit brought against a company for their use of research results for commercial purposes provided under a contract.