Resources for Inventors

The Office of Technology Transfer receives invention, copyright and tangible property disclosures from UM faculty, staff and students. We evaluate these disclosures for their commercial possibilities, and when possible license them to industry. If the inventions are successfully licensed, cash royalties collected by OTT provide funding to the inventors' departments and schools, as well as personal shares for the inventors themselves.

DisclosuresDisclosures:  the first step in creating a record of the intellectual property and the innovators involved

Starting a company Could your technology be the basis for a new company?

FeaturedMaryland Innovation Initiative, a new translational funding program

ProcessProcess:  the flow of tech transfer
PoliciesPolicies:  University and Federal policies that underlie our procedures and strategies