BinaryGrind
writes “I just got started taking Computer Science classes at my local
university and after reading Universities Patenting More Student Ideas
I felt I needed to ask: How do I tell if any of my projects while
attending classes will be co-opted by my professors or the university
itself and taken away from me? Is there anything I can do to prevent it
from happening? What do I need to do to protect myself? Are there
schools out there that won’t take my work away from me if I discover
TheNextBigThing(TM)? If it does happen is there anything I can do to
fight back? The school I’m attending is Southern Utah University. Since
it’s not a big university, I don’t believe it has a big research and
development department or anything of that ilk. I’m mostly wanting to
cover my bases and not have my work stolen from me.”

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