Intellectual Property: A Handbook for Employees of the Virginia Department of Transportation

Report No: 06-R1

Published in 2005

About the report:

This handbook is a guide to intellectual property issues that VDOT employees may encounter during the scope of their employment. However, because intellectual property is a dynamic field of law, this handbook is neither a comprehensive guide nor an accurate predictor of legal developments. This handbook is merely an effort by the Virginia Transportation Research Council to provide VDOT employees guidance in addressing the intellectual property issues they may face during the scope of their employment. This handbook is not a substitute for professional legal advice. This handbook will be reviewed annually and revised periodically as warranted by changes in the law and governmental policy. This updated handbook is intended to replace the March 2002 edition. The organization of the handbook has been modified to focus on intellectual property issues related to VDOT.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • Catherine E. Colyer, Stephen C. Schott, Kristin W. Sprinkle, Jason S. Beaton

Last updated: November 27, 2023

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