The CSU mission is to advance and extend knowledge, learning and culture, especially throughout California and to provide opportunities for individuals to develop intellectually, personally and professionally. As part of its mission, CSU aims to promote an academic environment where creative works, innovation, and entrepreneurship are encouraged and supported. This mission is guided by well-established academic values and practices, including, among others, academic freedom and with it the privilege to generate and disseminate new knowledge. To that end, CSU is committed to supporting the creation, dissemination and commercialization of intellectual property.
Learn More About Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer
Copyright protects tangible forms of creative expression, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, pictorial, and other intellectual works.
A patent is a form of intellectual property that grants exclusive rights to the inventor for a limited period of time in exchange for disclosing the invention to the public.
A trademark typically protects brand names and logos, including words, phrases, symbols and designs. Similar to service marks, the term “trademark” is often used to refer to both.
Technology transfer, the process of moving knowledge and intellectual property rights from one person or organization to another, plays an instrumental role in economic growth around the world.
Export Control is the set of laws, policies, and regulations that govern the export of sensitive items for a country or company.
As part of its mission, CSU aims to promote an academic environment where creative works, innovation, and entrepreneurship are encouraged and supported.
This website offers training, policies and links to other CSU resources.
Questions about copyrights, patents or other intellectual property matters? Contact one of our Research offices, libraries or campus counsel.