A change in rules at Purdue is designed to encourage students at Purdue to develop new technologies and inventions.
Previously, any ideas pursued while enrolled at the university were subject to ownership by Purdue.
Now, students will have the opportunity to own the rights to their inventions.
Officials say the revised Intellectual Property Policy will give students who come up with ideas in the classroom setting to get the proper recognition.
The university will still claim ownership of projects developed by students who use resources that are not part of a course, receive payment from Purdue or a third party, or whose work is supported by a grant or contract.