Patent and Invention Records

Records that document the transfer of technology from Emory to outside parties as the result of research projects and grants carried out at Emory. File may include original patents; patent applications; international licensing agreements; agreements giving permission for institutional researchers to use other patented inventions in their research; invention disclosure forms that list the names of the inventors; descriptions and titles of inventions; sources of funding to create the inventions; details of the provenance of the inventions and their documentation; to whom the inventions have been disclosed; suggested manufacturers; reports issued concerning the inventions; signatures of inventors and technically qualified witnesses; correspondence; marketing file; and other related records. 

Category

Research

Maintainer

Office of Technology Transfer

Retention Period

Permanent for original patents, formal invention assignment, license agreements, patent legal transactions, and invention disclosure.

Disposition Instructions

Records are not eligible for transfer to the University Archives and must be kept by the maintainer permanently.

Last Updated: December 31, 2008