The slide show Intellectual Property: Why you should care and how it's managed at ISU provides more detail.
||Iowa State University has a long history of enhancing the transfer of its faculty and staff’s innovative ideas and creative works from conception to the marketplace. Although this process, commonly called technology transfer, has many inherently complex issues, OIPTT and ISURF are very successful in this endeavor, as measured by benchmarks with other institutions.
The importance of this activity for Iowa State faculty, staff, and students is linked to obligations under research funding and university policies, the establishment of strong relationships with industry, and the advancement of students’ education.
The following topics provide tools for understanding your role and understanding the terminology and processes involved in the transfer of the university's intellectual property.