A Legislative interim committee will be studying the issue of “intellectual property” – as it pertains to North Dakota’s research universities.
“Intellectual property” refers to research discoveries and inventions produced by academic research. It often becomes marketable to business.
"The purpose was not to let those who are doing the work on the campuses of UND and NDSU know we're watching, and we want to nit-pick," said Sen. Tony Grindberg (R-Fargo). "The purpose is to raise the bar on best practices."