KAUST’s intellectual property policy
For ideas and technologies to be successfully transferred from the University to the public, intellectual property (IP) protection is critical. KAUST’s IP Policy is a guideline for the management, protection and commercialization of IP created at KAUST.
The policy is designed to establish clear standards for determining the rights and obligations of KAUST, the KAUST Community and third-party sponsors of KAUST research.
It answers the following questions:
- Who owns and has rights to IP?
- When and how should inventors disclose inventions?
- How do KAUST and inventors earn money from their IP?
- How does KAUST resolve disputes over IP ownership?