“We needed partners to develop and market an invention. UTRF linked us with companies interested in our technology.”William Hofmeister, Professor, UT Space Institute
University of Tennessee policies
- Patents, Copyright, and Intellectual Property Policy (PCIP)This UT policy describes the ownership of inventions and creations developed by faculty, staff, or students. It also details the procedures under which UTRF will manage the commercialization of inventions and creations. This policy applies to all campuses and institutes of the University of Tennessee.
UT Research Foundation (UTRF) policies
- Revenue Sharing Policy This UTRF policy (PDF) outlines how the revenue generated from the commercialization of inventions will be shared with the inventors and the university.
- Tax Treatment of Distribution Under UT’s Intellectual Property Policies