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Patent Inventions & Technology Transfer


The Lemelson-MIT Awards Program’s Invention Dimension (
In 1994, one of America’s most prolific inventors of all-time, the late Jerome H. Lemelson and his wife, Dorothy, established the Lemelson-MIT Awards Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The mission of the Program is to inspire a new generation of American scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs by celebrating, through awards and educational activities, living role models in these fields. This site includes information about the Lemelson-MIT Awards Program, many famous inventors in the “Inventor of the Week and archives” section, as well as Invention related links and resources covering areas such as hot research and development across the U.S., sites for kids and the kid in all of us, invention and innovation at MIT, resources for the inventor, invention extensions.
The Lemelson-MIT Prize Program’s Handbook for Inventors (
Indexed guide addresses the independent inventor's and aspiring entrepreneur’s most frequently asked questions.
The Collegiate Inventors Program ( Inventors (
Includes wide variety of popular information on three broad areas: computer science, science, and inventors.
National Inventors Hall of Fame (
Famous U.S. Patents (
A User Guide from the Franklin Pierce Law Center Intellectual Property Mall. This guide was donated by Professor Homer O. Blair.

Technology Transfer

Knowledge Express Data Systems (
Fee-based database packages specifically for technology transfer and new business development. Includes limited university and company inventions, databases of federally-funded research projects and federal lab inventions, SBIR grant winners, CorpTech and BioScan, a database of mergers and acquisitions, Derwent Patent Database, NASA Tech Briefs, Techno-l archives, etc. Accessible via dialup and Internet.
AUTM: Association of University Technology Managers (
Public Policy (
Includes legislation on patents, trademarks, copyright, biotechnology, and cloning. Also includes pending legislation related to technology transfer, current federal issues, and links to U.S. Government resources.
FLC: Federal Laboratory Consortium (
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) was organized in 1974 and formally chartered by the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 to promote and to strengthen technology transfer nationwide. Today, more than 700 major federal laboratories and centers and their parent departments and agencies are FLC members. The federal R & D laboratories provide a vast reservoir of technology and expertise; an FLC Laboratory Locator Network assists by matching potential collaborators with laboratory resources. Technology transfer officers at specific laboratories are the representatives of the FLC and can help initiate person-to-person contacts and technology transfer arrangements between potential users and specific laboratories.
Licensing Executives Society International (
An international non-profit professional society whose members, as individuals worldwide, are actively involved in Professional and business activities concerned with Transfer of technology and industrial or intellectual property rights.
National Technology Transfer Center (
The NTTC is the hub of a national network linking U.S. companies with federal technologies. Links on this home page provide access to information about federal technologies available for licensing.
Stanford University. Office of Technology Licensing (
University of California at Berkeley. Office of Technology Licensing (

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