View KAUST’s IP policy

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?