almost 7 years ago

Q and A

We occasionally receive questions seeking clarification on the rules and mechanics of the Challenge. As we do, we will post the questions and our responses here.

 

QUESTION

When I submit an idea to the Challenge, do I lose all intellectual property rights?  That is, does the U.S. DOT "own" the idea?

 

ANSWER

Section 8 of the rules states:

Each Contestant grants to the U.S. DOT and others acting on behalf of the U.S. DOT, a royalty-free non-exclusive worldwide license to use, copy for use, perform publicly, and display publicly all parts of the Submission for the purposes of

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