IP Sharing Program - IP Access
CPES Intellectual Property Sharing Program
The CPES industry consortium cultivates connectivity among researchers in academia and industry, and creates synergy within the network of industry members. Our industry consortium is the backbone of our strong technology transfer success.
CPES offers a unique IP access mechanism that provides extraordinary advantage, automatically and at no additional cost, to Principal Plus and Principal members. Members meet quarterly via telecon with inventors to discuss invention disclosures and jointly decide which technologies to protect, with patenting costs covered by the consortium. Once a technology is protected, current Principal and Principal Plus Members are granted a royalty-free, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the technology. IP Sharing is applicable only to technologies developed under the industry consortium by CPES-VT researchers.