NDSU Research Foundation & NDSU
NDSU Research Foundation is a vehicle for transferring scientific discoveries (Intellectual Property) developed through NDSU research to the marketplace. Intellectual property developed at NDSU is assigned to the Foundation. After assignment, the Foundation seeks to provide legal protection for the intellectual property by various means. Such means of protection include: trademark and/or copyright protection, plant variety protection (PVP), and patent protection. Through relationships with public and private industry, the Foundation seeks commercial opportunities for these technologies. The Foundation facilitates commercial opportunities by negotiating and monitoring contracts, licensing agreements, and equity relationships. The Foundation also seeks to create opportunities for additional research and development of the technologies and will assist with new business ventures.