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Copyrights and Patents


ECU faculty members are very innovative and produce many original publications and research discoveries. The innovations resulting from this scholarly activity may benefit from receiving either a copyright or patent. Products of innovation include publications, software algorithms, unique materials, cell lines, devices, therapeutic agents, and much more. ECU has the necessary resources to protect (copyrights and patents) and, when viable, commercialize these faculty innovations. Please look at the Policy and Procedures web page of the Office of Technology Transfer for more details on patents and copyrights, intellectual property, and ECU procedures.