Intellectual Property & University Statements Regarding It

Intellectual Property Sites: - a good site for general inventor info, for US information.


University Patent Policies

M.I.T. had one of the best sites and policies when I first began referencing this topic.  To find current info go to and do a site search on the word patent, you will find more than at any other site I am familiar with.  Also look at: for info on their technology licensing group, general university policy, and criteria for patenting.

Vanderbilt University at is somewhat similar, see: for their policies.

The NCIIA maintains a database on IP policies for the Universities that are members of the NCIIA, see for information.

Gary Brandenberger at Washington University St' L. is comparing senior design IP policies as of October 2004, more TBA.

Vanderbilt University allowed an exemption to its standard IP policies in 2003 and 2004, see for the generic information and for the exemption.


Lat update November 2, 2004.