Management Guide to Intellectual Property for State Departments of Transportation
NCHRP Report 799: Management Guide to Intellectual Property for State Departments of Transportation provides information to assist state transportation agency staff to recognize the potential value of the agency?s intellectual assets and the agency?s responsibilities in respecting the intellectual property (IP) rights of others. The report presents guidance on how agencies can manage the copyrights, patents, and other IP that may be used or produced as a byproduct of the agency?s usual business activities. This guidance is intended to provide agency program staff with an introductory explanation of the nature of intellectual property, the legal framework for defining and protecting intellectual property, and basic principles for its management. The report includes examples and references for cases, tools, and other materials to enhance readers? understanding of the activities likely to be associated with
effectively managing an agency?s intellectual property.