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Columbia Policies Related to Tech Transfer

Distribution of Licensing Proceeds

Inventors/researchers and their labs, schools, departments, and the University all share in any income earned. Revenue received through up-front payments, option fees, equity holdings, milestones, annual license fees, and royalties is distributed in accordance with the Intellectual Property Policy in the University's Faculty Handbook, which is summarized below.

Note: certain caps and deductions may apply. Please refer to Appendix D of the Faculty Handbook for details.

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