MIT IP policies

The aim of the Institute's policy on patents, copyrights, and other Intellectual Property is to make available Institute technology to industry and others for the public benefit, while providing recognition to individual inventors and encouraging the prompt and open dissemination of research results. The MIT Policies and Procedures, A Guide for Faculty and Staff members contains the MIT Policy on Intellectual Property.

The TLO has also prepared a more detailed Guide to the Ownership, Distribution and Commercial Development of MIT Technology [PDF].