Resources for Inventors
A number of resources are available to help university inventors learn about the technology transfer process, especially as it pertains to federally funded research.
United States Patent and Trademark Office: Learn about the patenting process and intellectual property (IP) policies and laws. Search for existing patents.
World Intellectual Policy Organization: An agency of the United Nations dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property system.
Princeton University Patent Policies: Princeton University's patent policy is described in Faculty Rules and Procedures, Ch. VIII. Conduct of Research. Section D. Intellectual Property.
Technology Transfer Resources An overview of the major issues surrounding technology transfer of federally funded university research, provided by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
The Bayh-Dole Act: This federal law, known as the Patent and Trademark Act Amendments of 1980, enabled universities to retain title to inventions made under federally-funded research programs.(AUTM)
Managing University Intellectual Property in the Public Interest. A publication of the National Research Council. National Academies Press. 2010.