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Intellectual Property

The Office of Tech Transfer and Innovation 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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Advanced Materials BioPharm Biotech Energy
Advanced Materials BioPharm Biotech Energy
Medical Devices Optics Software and Copyrights Other
Medical Devices Optometry Software and Copyrights Other

The IP Process for Inventors

Contact the Office of Tech Transfer and Innovation to discuss patenting, trademarking or licensing of technologies or inventions. A disclosure form (DOC) should be submitted to OTTI at least three months prior to disclosure via publication, grant application, presentation, or other medium.

IP Committee

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