If you create an innovation with someone from another institution or company, the UW C4C will work with that other institution or company to determine who owns the invention and any resulting intellectual property. If the invention is jointly owned with the other institution or company, the joint owners may choose to combine their ownership rights through an inter-institutional agreement and license their rights together. Alternatively, at least in the U.S., joint owners may separately pursue licensing and commercialization opportunities. The UW C4C and the other institution or company will evaluate these strategies and pursue an appropriate option for the particular innovation.

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