FAQs About IP
Navigating patents, copyrights, and trademarks can be complex. We have compiled this quick overview for inventors to better understand the process. We are here to help, so, if you are a Brandeis inventor and have any questions, please contact us. For more detailed information, refer to the Inventor's Guide to Technology Transfer.
I have a concept or prototype for an invention, biological material, software, or document/content that I think may have commercial potential and should therefore be legally protected as intellectual property. What should I know and what should I do?
“The Congress shall have power . . . to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries. ”
U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8
Protection of Intellectual Property