After One Year, RIT's 'Free IP' Corporate Research Program Attracts Six Partners | GenomeWeb

The Rochester Institute of Technology has inked research agreements with six companies under a year-old program designed to give industrial partners ownership of resulting intellectual property, a school official said last week.

The program, which is viewed as a departure from traditional corporate-sponsored research agreements, is meant to reduce the amount of time it takes to negotiate sponsored research deals by addressing IP ownership right from the start, according to some early company participants of the program.

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