Type of Policy
Policy No
Effective Date
Last Revised
Review Date
Policy Owner
Sponsored Programs, Office of
Contact Name
Cynthia Hope
Contact Title
Associate Vice President for Research Administration
Contact Email
Policy Statement

Commercializing your innovation begins with an initial disclosure to the Office of Technology Licensing. Through this process, Office of Technology Licensing can record the innovation, determine what form of intellectual property is involved and any sponsor rights, establish accurate inventorship and ownership interests in the innovation, and determine through various means of evaluation whether the innovation has commercial potential. Innovations should be reported to the Office of Technology Licensing as early as possible in the discovery process to ensure protection of intellectual property and to gain a comprehensive understanding of the options available in commercializing your research.


This policy applies to all Georgia Tech Faculty and Staff.

Policy History
Revision Date Author Description
12-31-2013 GTRC-IE Rev 1.0