Intellectual Property Primer

If you're responsible for creating or revising your institution’s intellectual policy (IP) statement, you may be wondering where to start. You can review policies from other institutions, but without a little background, the whole process can seem overwhelming.

We created this primer to give you a place to start. We interviewed IP professionals from a variety of backgrounds, and discovered that although they didn't always agree on the elements of a good policy, their ideas frequently overlapped.