As an undergradute student who is not a university employee or working in a research lab, you typically own the intellectual property (IP) related to your innovations. While Venture Partners is unable to provide patenting and licensing services for this individually-owned IP, we prepared some guidelines below to assist undergraduate students who are creating their own IP. These guidelines explain what IP rights you have under federal patent and copyright law and CU Boulder policy.

Questions? If it’s unclear whether the university could have an ownership interest in your innovation, please contact us at for help.