Tech Transfer - University of Michigan

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Resources for Inventors

As researchers at the University of Michigan, you create discoveries of great significance to the academic and business community with benefits to the general public. U-M Tech transfer's job is to work with you to bring these breakthrough discoveries to the widest possible audience through commercialization.

We have created the Tech Transfer Process FAQ that answers many of the most common questions you may have as an inventor. Additionally, inventors find our "Inventor's Handbook" a valuable tool for understanding the technology transfer process.

Is Your Discovery an Invention?

If you’ve invented something “new,” we’re ready to work with you to determine if your invention has commercial potential.

Rewards of Inventorship

Why Protect Your Invention through Patent or Copyright?

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