The invention report is an important first step in documenting your idea and for protecting and licensing your invention. With the information you provide, we can evaluate your invention’s commercial potential and our ability to protect the invention through patents or copyrights.

Online Submission – Temporarily Unavailable

New Submission Process Coming in late February.

During the transition, please submit your invention using the electronic Invention Report Form below.

Electronic PDF Form

Submit an Invention Report using the Invention Report Form (PDF).

Instructions are included in the form.

Email the completed form to U-M Tech Transfer.

If you need assistance with reporting an invention (including software) call the Tech Transfer office at 734.763.0614.