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

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440A Bond Life Sciences Center
Email: techadvancement@missouri.edu Phone: 573-882-6013