What if I created the invention with someone from another institution or company?

If you created the invention under a contract or consulting agreement with a company, the OCR licensing manager will need to review that contract to determine ownership and other rights associated with the contract, and to determine the appropriate next steps.

Should the technology be jointly owned, OCR will work with other organizations under “inter-institutional” agreements that provide for one of the institutions to take the lead in protecting and licensing the invention, sharing of expenses associated with the patenting process, and allocating any licensing revenues.