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Sponsored Programs & Research

Technology Transfer

The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) focuses on teaching, research, and service with a large emphasis on preparing Northeast Louisiana for enhanced productive lives. In order to accomplish this, ULM's faculty and staff integrate these functions. Additionally, the research performed within ULM produces invention disclosures, patent filings, and licensing opportunities.

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) is here to assist ULM's faculty and staff with the administration and transfer of technologies to the community. If you think you created a new invention, please complete the invention disclosure form on the forms page and submit it to OSPR promptly.

The patent process requires accurate laboratory notebooks and institutional administration, so be sure you remember to follow the best practices of:



Technology Development Flow Chart (provided by the University of Idaho, Office of Technology Transfer)


Regulatory Resources

Key Provisions of Bayh-Dole Act (click here for PowerPoint)


Patent Search Link

Trademark Search Link

Copyright Search

National Bureau of Economic Research

ip Handbook of Best Practices

World Intellectual Property Organization

Licensing Consulting Group

"IP Licenses: Restrictions on Assignment and Change of Control"


Commercialization of IP

Startup Development Program

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs

Small Business Grants: 105 Ways to Get Free Money for Your Business"