Intellectual Property

Network supported IP is owned by the Institutions and/or their Investigators, however the contributions of the Partners, as co-funders of the Network research, and the Network, as the promoter and funder of the research program, should be recognized.

Microelectronics is characterized by rapid advances in technology, short product lifelines and the fact that time to market is a key leadership factor. Furthermore, patents and copyrights may not be a basis for competitiveness in the field. As a result, the policy adopted by Micronet for microelectronics hardware and software research generated within the Network is to: “Place most creative contributions in the public domain, e.g. via publication and to remain focused on the principle that the graduates are Micronet’s most important product.”