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MU loosens intellectual property policies.

Mizzou changed its approach to managing intellectual property (IP) to promote more collaboration with for‐profit companies that sponsor research. The approach, implemented May 8, 2014, entails loosening IP ownership policies to allow for‐profit companies to own IP that springs from research funded by the company and MU to retain publication rights and the ability for investigators to use their work for future research.

This new approach is anticipated to bring more direct industry investment in university research,” says Craig David, director of the MU Office of Sponsored Programs Administration.