Tip sheets

Timely advice and information from the Technology Advancement Office:

  • Copyright Q&A — what a copyright protects, how long it lasts, who owns it and the benefits of registering it with the U.S. Copyright Office
  • Inventor Contributions — your role in advancing innovations to commercial success, such as sharing technical expertise and identifying licensees
  • Invention Disclosure — what happens after you disclose your invention, including Tech Advancement’s evaluation steps, recommendations and timeline
  • Patent Protection — overview of patent types, requirements and expenses
  • Provisional Patent Filing — what it means to file a provisional patent application and factors affecting whether it is converted to a full utility patent application
  • SBIR/STTR Funding — overview of these two federal programs designed to help small businesses move research innovations toward commercialization

Mizzou ingenuity

Each year, MU celebrates faculty and staff who disclose inventions, receive patents and have their innovations licensed by commercial partners.

Other resources

Agreement templates:

Learn about confidentiality, data use and material transfer agreements.

Professional development:

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Email: techadvancement@missouri.edu Phone: 573-882-6013