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Inventions and Patents


  • The University of Maryland Patent Policy defines the rights and responsibilities of any inventor who is a member of the University. The Policy is intended to safeguard the interests of the inventors, the University, and the public. All inventions must be disclosed to the University. This must be done through an invention disclosure submitted to the Office of Technology Liaison at UMCP. This office also obtains all required sponsored project invention reports from faculty researchers. The University Policy and a sample are in exhibits and respectively.

    Except in cases of statutory or other legal restrictions, the University does not waive its rights to inventions arising from projects performed under its auspices. The University will make every effort to have inventions evaluated, patented, and licensed, so that the results of research can benefit the public. These efforts are carried out through the OTL. P.I.s should contact OSRP for instructions and assistance.