Learn more about tech transfer at NAU and the many ways in which the transfer of intellectual property from the university to industry benefits NAU.
Intellectual property (IP) is defined as any product of the human intellect that the law protects from unauthorized use by others. Learn more about IP at NAU and how to protect your inventions.
A patent is a grant of legal rights by the U.S. government through the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Learn more about the patent process at NAU and how to patent your inventions.
A Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is a legally binding document that governs the transfer of the possession of tangible property without transferring ownership of the property. Learn more about MTAs and when you should use them to protect your research.
NAU inventors work with a wide variety of industry partners to conduct research and develop technologies for commercialization. Learn more about working with industry partners and how NAU Innovations can support you.
Many researchers are developing software at NAU. Protecting IP rights related to software development can be different than protecting IP with other types of technologies. Learn more about protecting your software.