Submitting your report to Tech Transfer is an important first step in documenting your idea and for protecting and licensing your discovery. With the information you provide, we can evaluate the commercial potential of your innovation and our ability to protect the invention through patents or copyrights.

ATTENTION: New Online Submission Now Available!

Help/Feedback – If you need assistance with reporting an idea or discovery (including software) call or email the Tech Transfer office at 734.763.0614 or U-M Tech Transfer.

Online Submission – Primary Method

Please submit your discovery using the online reporting system. The online reporting system will lead you through steps to provide descriptions and information required by Tech Transfer to process and record your discovery.  We are developing different report types for different types of creations, however ANY report will allow us to help you.

Online Report Submission

Report Submission – Alternate Method

The alternate method for submitting your discovery is by using one of our manual reports:

Instructions are included at the end of each report form. Email the completed report to U-M Tech Transfer.

If you need further assistance, please call the Tech Transfer office at 734.763.0614.