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for OSU Inventors

An online form for OSU inventors to submit inventions to the OCCD to begin the process, click below for:



10 Steps for Innovators 
Terra Magazine blog - Follow the trail from idea to outcome

Frequently Asked Questions
Concise information regarding intellectual property protection, publishing, royalty sharing, and technology transfer at OSU.

IP Awareness Assessment
The IP Awareness Assessment, developed under the joint efforts of United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and National Institute of Standards and Technology/Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST/MEP), allows you to assess your intellectual property awareness. Following the completion of the assessment, you will receive a customized training material. Learn more

How to Conduct a Preliminary U.S. Patent Search: A Step by Step Strategy (36 minutes)
A step-by-step tutorial for conducting prior art searches using the USPTO databases.

Information on OSU, Oregon University System, US, and International policies, regulations, and resources relating to technology transfer and intellectual property.

An overview of license, option, confidentiality, material transfer and other types of agreements relating to technology transfer.

The OSU Venture Fund
The Fund aids nascent technologies emerging from university laboratories in becoming commercially viable and helps small technology companies grow in Oregon. The OSU Venture Fund webpage provides information, including details on available funding opportunities.

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Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development
Research Office
Oregon State University
A312 Kerr Administration Bldg.
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone 541-737-8303
Fax 541-737-3093
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