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The Office of Technology Transfer helps Lehigh University (LU) inventors understand and follow the University's patent policies and procedures, and provides counseling on intellectual property matters. Our staff members screen inventions and discoveries made in University facilities for patentability, commercial potential, and general marketability (to begin this process, you need to fill out an invention disclosure form), assess the value of patent protection and, if appropriate, file patent applications at no cost to the inventor, market LU patents to companies interested in new product development, and prepare and negotiate confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, and licensing agreements with interested companies.

If the LU community has specific questions related to any of the information stated on this page, please feel free to contact us @ 610-758-5883 or ott@lehigh.edu