If I am at an institution, who owns the intellectual property I create?

More than likely, your institution has a formal intellectual property policy/process. This outlines who has rights to what IP. Typically, the institution owns inventions developed by faculty, staff, students, and fellows whose conception, creation, or development involved using the institution’s resources or were developed during the course of your employment. If your invention was created with a grant from an outside organization, like a government agency, the agency may also have rights in the invention.