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Tech Transfer

The Tech Transfer Process

This is a detailed look at  the steps involved in moving an invention from the Lab to the marketplace.  For an important overview of your responsibilities as an inventor, please see What You Need to Know and Do.

Researchers are encouraged to contact the Patent Group at x7058 to discuss any research that may have produced an invention.

The Tech Transfer for Berkeley Lab Researchers brochure can be found here. Please note, the current Department Head is Elsie Quaite-Randall, x-7025,

Invent or Develop Software or Produce Tangible Research Product

The transfer of technology begins with an invention, development of computer software, or a tangible research product. We focus here on inventions in describing the process and point out any major differences that apply to other forms of intellectual property.

What is an invention:  A patentable invention is a new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, composition of matter, or an improvement thereof.

It must be:

Next:  Report


Last updated: 06/10/2014