about 7 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…