Intellectual Property & Know-how

What is Intellectual Property?

Intellectual Property comprises legal rights derived from "products of the mind." It includes legal rights in inventions, discoveries, new ideas, works of authorship, etc., including patents, copyrights, and trademarks.


What is Know-how?

Information that is secret, or that is otherwise not readily available to the public.


Is it possible for LSU to license "know-how" to an outside entity, even though no patents are issued?

Yes, under certain circumstances. Please contact the Office of Innovationt & Technology Commercialization if you should have any further questions on the matter.