over 10 years ago
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.
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?
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…