If a company or any external organization collaborates with a University to fund research - perhaps even open a lab - who owns the intellectual property (IP) of anything that results from that research? Is it the company, the university, or both?
Do cases like these affect IP ownership:
- the university buys equipment/pays its professors and student researchers with money granted by the company
- the company uses equipment and funds available at the university to conduct research?
It should be negotiated and specified in a written contract. Each contract could be different.