IP Status Requirements
All competition entrants are required to disclose the status of all intellectual property (IP) used in the competitions:
- Teams are encouraged to utilize technologies derived from universities or national labs in the competition.
- Teams must complete the attached form to disclose the ownership of the IP associated with the technologies they present as part of the business plan competitions. Failure to do so will prevent advancement within the competitions.
- Teams must sign the attached letter of agreement that they will not misrepresent the ownership of or authority to practice any intellectual property required to practice the technology necessary to execute the business plan nor will they disclose any confidential information about said technology. Failure to do so will lead to immediate disqualification.