Key Documents

Key Documents

Program documents are available below.

Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) Protocol

This framework protects U.S. and Chinese researchers, scientists, and engineers by assuring IP rights for the technologies they create.

Download PDF: English

Technology Management Plan (TMP)

The TMP was negotiated and signed by the U.S. and China directors for CERC. An annotated version of the TMP explains the meaning or implications of certain provisions and how to implement certain provisions of the TMP in specific projects.

Download PDF: English and Chinese and Annotated TMP

TMP Letter of Endorsement

To ensure legal enforceability, the corresponding government ministries formally agreed to and endorsed the TMP.

Download PDF: English | Chinese

The US Department of Energy CERC webpage on intellectual property (IP) provides more information on CERC's unique IP framework.