To encourage scientific research through individual incentive and to promote the broadest use of technological discovery, The Catholic University of America has established a Patent Policy to address discoveries, which may be patentable. By actively pursuing patentable discoveries, CUA can ensure widespread utilization of the invention while protecting the exclusivity of the discovery for the term of the patent. In addition, patents can be a source of income fro the University and for the inventor. Income derived from patents held by CUA may provide funding for future research activities.

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