technology transfer process is new to every inventor
at sometime in his/her career. This section of our
web page provides information for inventors at all
levels of familiarity to the process.
Act, passed by Congress in 1980, created a uniform
patent policy among the U.S. federal agencies that
fund research in the non-profit and small business
sectors. The Act provides recipients of federal research
funds with the right to retain ownership of their
patents with the underlying tenet that federally funded
inventions should be licensed for commercial development
in the public interest. This principle is reflected
in virtually all university policies whether or not
the invention is federally funded.
on Governmental Relations Brochure (PDF)