Intellectual Property

Who is an inventor, and who is an author?

Inventorship (for patents) and authorship (for copyrights) are defined by U.S. law, and those definitions do not follow accepted academic standards for who might be an author on a paper or a principal investigator on a grant.

What comes next?

After the appropriate intellectual property protections have been secured for an invention, the next step in the commercialization process is to explore options for licensing the invention.