Intellectual Property Agreement for Project Personnel

Last updated: February 12, 2024

As a condition of my participation in a research project funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP), I hereby agree to the following:

I agree to promptly disclose any computer software and potentially patentable inventions that I conceive or reduce to practice in the course of the research project funded by WPP to the University of Wisconsin–Madison through the invention disclosure process.

I hereby assign rights to any such software and invention to the university or the university’s designated patent and intellectual property management organization (WARF), and will execute all papers necessary to file patent applications on any invention. I confirm that I have not entered, and will not in the future enter, into any agreement or other obligation to another person, company, or extramural sponsor with respect to any rights in inventions, discoveries, or copyrightable material which are in conflict with the obligations contained in this agreement.

With respect to any non-software copyrightable materials produced in the course of this project, to the extent that I hold rights in such materials, I hereby grant to the university a non-exclusive, non-transferable, perpetual world-wide royalty-free license to use such materials for non-commercial internal research and educational purposes.

I understand that before beginning work on a specific WPP-sponsored research project I have the right to request a copy of any agreement that is applicable to such project.