Intellectual Property

Custom-built vectors containing any customer-specified sequences not available as standard components on VectorBuilder’s online vector design platform will be considered as the customer’s sole property and will not be shared with any third party unless instructed by the customer. Vectors designed on VectorBuilder’s online platform and consisting entirely of standard components available on the platform are considered as belonging to VectorBuilder’s design repertoire and may be made available to any customer needing such vectors (e.g. a vector designed with one of VectorBuilder’s backbones containing one of VectorBuilder’s popular promoters driving a RefSeq gene). Any intellectual property such as data, discoveries and inventions generated by the customer utilizing vectors, viruses or other reagents provided by VectorBuilder belong entirely to the customer unless stipulated differently in the service agreement. All customer information such as customer identity, experimental design and order history is kept strictly confidential.

Some vector components may involve third-party intellectual property. VectorBuilder provides sequences of such components to its users only as a reference. Utilization of such components in custom-built vectors are done solely at the customers' discretion and liability. By purchasing products and services through VectorBuilder, the customers understand that they may need to obtain licenses or other authorization from the owners of relevant third-party intellectual property.