Industry Contracting Models

Industrial Contracting Models 1 to 4

Purdue University is a leader in offering flexible contracting terms for intellectual property in both traditional research and applied research agreements. We start with four models:

  • Basic Research (Model 1)
  • Expanding Technologies (Model 2)
  • Work-for-Hire (Model 3)
  • Testing (Model 4)

Please click on the Flexible IP Contracting Models 1 – 4 Chart for an overview of the four models which serve as a starting point for negotiations.  We can customize these as well.

Purdue’s Principal Investigators lead the decisions for the applicable model and the appropriate contract terms, though of course the industry sponsor must also agree to the proposed terms. The Industrial Contracting Team and the Office of Technology Commercialization provide guidance to Principal Investigators in making these determinations.

The applied research models 2 and 3 require additional information and approvals. Please click on the links below to see the form guiding this process:

Industrial Contracting Model 5 – Industry-Sponsored Student Class Projects (click here)

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