Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) refers to work product such as inventions, literary and artistic works, symbols, names, images, and designs.

OGC provides assistance to the University's colleges, departments and units when they are faced with issues relating to the creation, acquisition, protection and commercialization of intellectual property.

UM Ventures provides assistance to the University community in the identification, protection and commercialization of intellectual property.

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