This policy recognizes Intellectual Property (IP) as an invention and/or material that may be protected under a patent, trademark, and/or copyright laws, or by a contract.

Considerations for IP concepts and/or “technology” therefore includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Inventions, whether patentable or unpatentable, and whether or not reduced to practice, and all improvements thereto
  • Patents, patent applications, patent disclosures, utility models, utility model applications, and utility model disclosures.
  • Trademarks, service marks, trade names, domain names and logos, and industrial models, and all goodwill associated therewith.
  • Works of authorship, copyrights, whether registered or unregistered (including copyrights in software and datasets), “moral” rights and applications for copyright registrations.
  • Confidential and proprietary information, or non-public processes, procedures, trade secrets, designs, drawings, specifications, technology, know-how, techniques, algorithms, databases, data collections, datasets, formulas, concepts, developments, improvements, marketing plans, ideas, and technical data and information, and all software.
  • All moral and economic rights of authors and inventors, however denominated.
  • Divisions, continuations (in part or in whole), renewals, reissuances, and extensions of the foregoing (where applicable).
  • Any similar or equivalent rights to any of the foregoing throughout the world.