Inventors' Guide

The Columbia Technology Ventures Inventors' Guide offers an overview of the technology transfer process and the services offered at CTV. Topics include: 

  • Technology transfer
  • Intellectual property
  • Invention reports
  • Marketing an invention and selecting a licensee
  • Startups
  • Conflicts of interest
  • License agreements
  • Commercialization
  • Revenue distribution

This guide borrows from Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures and Stanford University’s Office of Technology Licensing’s Inventors’ Guide. Thank you to Executive Directors Christy Wyskiel (Johns Hopkins) and Karin H. Immergluck (Stanford) and their teams for their permission to use their materials.