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Intelectual Property

Patenting is the most common way to protect UMP's intellectual property. Other methods include confidential disclosure agreements, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. According to the university's Policy on Patents and Inventions, inventions and software that are created as part of the research process are owned by the university. Circumstances associated with intellectual property ownership are complex and company representatives are encouraged to talk to TTO prior to engaging a faculty member in research or consulting.