Intellectual property (IP) is property that can be protected under federal law including copyrightable works, ideas, discoveries, and inventions. The four key classes of intellectual property are patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.

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Dr. Zhi Xu, Associate Professor of Chemistry, developed a family of technologies to create a non-invasive glucose monitor for use by diabetics. Those technologies are licensed to a Missouri startup company, St. Louis Medical Devices, Inc., to commercialize the device.