Hi everybody, I'm newbie and I would like to have your opinion on the following issue (I've search in past topics but could not find anything relevant): I am very close to finish my PhD and as major outcome I've developed some IT tools which can be quite appealing for industry. I am evaluating the "jump" from academic to R&D into industry, in this process I believe that these tools could be a good selling point. What is the general regulation in these matters in terms of intellectual properties? I mean, the university has certainly rights, but what is my position? How freely can I exploit these tools, especially if there will be a commercial use? I am planning to consult the competent office here in the university, meanwhile I would like to hear from you if you want to share your experience, any suggestion is very welcomed!