Intellectual Property Considerations
- Open Source, Open Architecture:
All work to be completed by students in this track is expected to be released to the public domain. Students, Faculty, Staff, and other participants in the project will be expected to release rights to their designs, documents, drawings, etc., to the public domain, so that others may freely build upon the results and findings without constraint.
Students, Faculty, and Staff associated with the project are encouraged to publish findings, data, and results openly.
- Patent Search:
Thorough patent research must be carried out prior to starting design phase. Relevant patents must be identified by team members and said team members are thereby responsible for ensuring the integrity of the component designs and preventing any design overlap with existing patents.