The Office of Intellectual Property Management manages patents, copyrights and trademarks, and works with faculty and the Intellectual Property Committee to file patents for inventions. The principal goal is to foster research and scholarship through the effective transfer of University-wide technology to industry.
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The IP Process for Inventors
Contact OIPM to discuss patenting, trademarking or licensing of technologies or inventions. A disclosure form (DOC) should be submitted to OIPM at least three months prior to disclosure via publication, grant application, presentation, or other medium.
The Intellectual Property Committee reviews invention disclosures, advises the President and the Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer on IP-related matters, and reviews any copyright or equity disputes.
UH IP Policy
Definitions, processes, and protections for UH intellectual property are established in the UH System Board of Regents Policies, Section 21.08. Read the full policy here.