Below are the University of Colorado intellectual property policies that have received formal approval as of January 16, 2003:
View a guidance document describing the University of Colorado technology transfer procedures for distributing net revenues received from the licensing of patent rights for inventions made by university inventors.
Invention Submission Form—Allows university researchers to inform CU Tech Transfer that research in their department has resulted in a discovery.
Sponsored Project Agreement—An agreement between an outside institution and CU that allows the university to accept outside sponsorship while still maintaining some level of Intellectual Property rights on the subsequent research.
Copyrighted Material Submission Form—Allows university to inform CU Tech Transfer of the creation of new copyrighted materials, including software or designs.
These agreements are necessary for licensing intellectual property from CU:
Non-exclusive License - An agreement between a company and the university where the company is receiving non-exclusive licensing rights to our Intellectual Property. Multiple companies may negotiate concurrent non-exclusive licenses with the university to acquire rights to the same Intellectual Property.
Software License - An agreement between a company and the university where the company is receiving non-exclusive licensing rights to a software product developed at the university on an as-is basis.
Start-up License - An agreement between a start-up and the university where ownership in the new company is provided as consideration for receiving licensing rights to CU's Intellectual Property.
The IRS has issued a Technical Advice Memorandum (TAM) that may have a significant impact on income tax reporting for royalty payments received by faculty inventors. CU provides a Form 1099 each year to faculty receiving these payments.