Technology Transfer

Submit an Invention

The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) requires faculty, student, and staff inventors to submit a disclosure form to begin the formal technology transfer process. Be careful not to disclose your new invention to anyone outside The University of Toledo before a confidential disclosure agreement is in place or a patent application is filed. 

Please contact the Technology Transfer Office before disclosing your invention via poster presentation, publication, or any other method of communication (including social media) so we can advise you of the appropriate protection for your technology.

Visit our Publish and Perish page for more details.


Select the appropriate Invention Disclosure or Research Tool Disclosure in the UToledo Inventor Portal.  Access the inventor portal using your UToledo email ( credentials.

  • Patentable technology? Inventors will choose the Invention Disclosure to fully describe an idea so the options for commercialization can be evaluated and pursued.
  • Research resources such as cell lines, animal models, antibodies, and reagents? Inventors should choose the Research Tool Disclosure.

Licensing Associates will only review completed disclosures (i.e., no longer in the 'Draft' Review Stage). Once your disclosure is complete, be sure to select the 'Submit for Review' button in your disclosure to update the status from 'Draft' to 'Submitted.'




Users seeking additional guidance while submitting an invention disclosure via the UToledo Inventor Portal may benefit from this Inventor Portal User Guide. 



For questions regarding your technology or assistance completing your document, please contact the Office of Technology Transfer

Last Updated: 10/4/22