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Inventions and Related Property Rights

Cornell University requires individuals, as conditions of their university appointments or their use of university resources, to assign to the university all right, title, and interest in their inventions and related property rights that result from activity conducted in the course of their university appointments and/or their use of university resources.

Policy details


Your local college or unit administrative office or the Center for Technology Licensing (CTL)

Revision History:

February 2, 2021: Fixed broken link.

November 8, 2019: In definition of "University Resources," added incubator space as exempted facilities.

March 6, 2019: Updated broken links. 

February 16, 2016: Per Responsible Executive, updated responsibilities to correctly reflect procedures.