As an undergraduate student at the University of Colorado, there are several types of intellectual property (IP) you might create during your time at CU. Below are guidelines to help you understand what rights you have in IP you help to create, under federal patent and copyright law and CU policy. The following guidelines cover software, creative and scholarly works, educational materials, and discoveries and patents.
CU supports entrepreneurship and creative/inventive activity by undergraduates – please expand the sections below to learn more about your rights in different types of IP created while you are an undergraduate student at CU. If it’s unclear whether the university could have an ownership interest in your work, please contact the Technology Transfer Office for clarification.
Also visit the Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to learn more about entrepreneurial resources available in Colorado.