Patent and Invention Policy

Any invention or discovery by an individual, including a student, who (1) made the invention or discovery within the normal field of his or her employment responsibility and activity with the University, without regard to location or salary source (specifically including individuals employed at affiliated hospitals and institutions), or (2) makes use of Northwestern University Resources, except library, is subject to the provisions of the University Patent and Invention Policy and thus owned by the University. Visit the Innovation and New Ventures Office's website for further details.