Inventor's Handbook

You are here

A Handbook for Inventors and Innovators

Technology Transfer at the University of Illinois


The Inventor's Handbook serves as an introduction to the University’s intellectual property policies, patenting and commercialization services, intellectual property fundamentals, and most importantly, to your role in the process of commercializing University innovations.

To innovate is to translate knowledge and ideas into economic growth and social well-being. Innovations are capable of creating businesses, jobs and economic well-being. These advances have come from all corners of the University. 

At the Office of Technology Management, our purpose is to provide responsive, professional services and ensure research is successfully transferred outside the University to drive economic growth in the State of Illinois and benefit the general public.