Technology Transfer (TT)

Location: Kenney Hall, Rm 44-328╠ř |╠ř Phone: 334-727-8985╠ř |╠ř Fax: 334-724-4881╠ř |╠ř Email: fmossgrant@tuskegee.edu

Technology Transfer (TT) provides services for ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻUniversity Innovators, from protecting intellectual property to the commercialization of new discoveries through licensing and/or new enterprise development. It serves as a link between the commercial marketplace and ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻUniversity faculty. TT offers ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻUniversity researchers expertise and guidance regarding the protection of intellectual property, including patents and copyrights, and in seeking licensing agreements with commercial entities to take ┐█┐█┤ź├ŻUniversity research developments into the marketplace for the public benefit.

Technology Transfer is led by the Vice President, Research and Sponsored Programs. ╠ř

┐█┐█┤ź├ŻUniversity Technology Transfer Process

The Office of Technology Transfer aims for efficiency╠řand expediency in╠řhandling your inventions and innovative new ideas.
Below are the steps our office takes to help you begin the journey to╠řprotecting your intellectual property.╠ř

Step 1
Step 2
File a Disclosure
Step 3╠ř
Present your Invention

Research activities often lead to╠řdiscoveries
An invention is any useful╠řprocess,
machine, composition of matter, or any
new or useful improvement of the same.╠ř


File a Disclosure Form, immediately,╠řif you believe╠ř
your╠řinvention has╠řthe potential to be patent protected.╠ř╠ř

IMPORTANT: ╠řIt is critical to avoid public
disclosure╠řof your╠řinnovation before filing
a patent application.


Present your invention to the
Intellectual╠řProperty Committee.
During this╠řpresentation you will pitch
your╠řidea/invention to the committee,
attempting╠řto convince them why
TU should pursue╠řpatent protection.╠ř

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6
Selecting a Partner/Business Start-up

The patent attorney╠řteam will file your╠ř
disclosure╠řwith the

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Inventors work directly╠řwith TU's╠řoutside
patent attorneys.

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Your contacts may be very helpful as we contact╠ř
potential╠řlicensees during the marketing process.╠ř
Non-disclosure agreements╠řare signed to interest
company to review more detailed and unpublished╠ř
data and information and to potentially
visit your lab.

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Select a company that shows interest in
the invention.╠ř
If a new╠ř business start-up
has been chosen as a commercialization path,
OTT will assist in planning, creating and╠ř
funding the start-up.╠ř

Step 7
Step 8
Step 9

A License agreement is a contract between TU
and a third parry in which TU's rights to a technology
are licensed (without relinquishing owernship)
for financial and other╠řconsideration. Licensing is
a team approach╠řinvolving╠ř
both OTT and the inventor(s).╠ř

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The licensee contnues the advancement of the
technology, and makes other buisness investments
to develop the product or service.╠ř

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Revenues recieved by TU are distributed to
University and inventors to fund
additional research and education and to╠ř
encourage further participation in

Resource Links
┐█┐█┤ź├ŻUniversity Intellectual Property Manual╠ř
Intellectual Property Committee



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