Distribution of income
At ETH Zurich, the inventors participate in the income derived by ETH Zurich, for instance by licensing an invention or other intellectual property.
The first revenues that ETH Zurich obtains will initially be used to cover the costs of patenting and marketing (e.g. for patent attorneys).
The remaining income will, as a rule, be distributed as follows (subject to any financial claims by a third party):
- 1/3 to the inventor(s)
- 1/3 to the responsible professorships for further research purposes
- 1/3 to ETH Zurich to support research and technology transfer activities