Faculty & Researchers
From Research to Commercial Viability
Our technology licensing specialists are dedicated to helping Princeton researchers navigate the complexities of the technology transfer process.
We work one-on-one with Princeton faculty, researchers and student inventors on the following:
- Disclosure: We work with researchers to appropriately record and describe their ideas and inventions on an invention disclosure form.
- Evaluation: We work with the inventor(s) to explore the potential applications, identify the development pathway, and outline strategies for commercialization.
- Patenting: The OTL evaluates patentability and facilitates interactions between inventors and a qualified patent attorney who has a technology background to enable adequate protection of the invention. We work with the inventor and outside counsel to file the patent according to US patent law and, if warranted, international patent law.
- Licensing: We conduct market research to identify opportunities and we work with inventors to identify potential licensees and negotiate fair licensing terms.
- Compliance: We ensure that technology transfer is done in accordance with federal law.
We also provide assistance with:
Creating a Start-up Company: We can assist inventors with evaluating start-up potential, identifying start-up capitalization resources and navigating the early steps of start-up formation.
Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Confidentiality Agreements (CDAs), and other legal agreements: We provide help with these and other legal agreements.
Resources for Inventors: Visit our links to the US Patent Office and numerous other sources for background reading and education.
Princeton Research Centers: A list of entrepreneurial resources in the Princeton University community.
Opportunities: View our list of local tech-transfer organizations and events at which Princeton inventors may showcase their work.