Patent Policies

Ownership

PSU requires all employee work-related inventions be assigned to the University.

Invention Disclosure

PSU employees have a responsibility to disclose to IIP any inventions they make.

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Waivers

PSU will provide a proactive waiver of ownership for non-work related inventions.

Patent Licensing

PSU will, in consultation with inventors, make PSU-owned inventions available to industry and the public.