Intellectual Property Policy
This policy should be reviewed in its entirety on-line: http://www.cmu.edu/policies/documents/IntellProp.html
The following is a summary of the policy. This policy attempts to:
- Create an environment that encourages generation of new knowledge by members of the campus community.
- Facilitate wide transfer of useful inventions and writing to society.
- Motivate the development and dissemination of intellectual property by providing appropriate financial rewards to the creators and the university, and administrative assistance to creators.
- Ensure that financial return from the development of intellectual property does not distort decisions and operations of the the university contrary to the university's mission.