TODAI TLO

SERVICE

Outline of Services

For Researchers

We are “researcher agents” who support granting rights, marketing, and licensing for inventions. We look forward to your inquiries about new inventions from researchers. Feel free to contact us any time!

Frequently Asked Questions

How should I submit my Notice of Invention?
You can submit your Notice of Invention in either of the following two ways.
-Submission through the Notice of Invention Form
Notice of Invention download page
Note: only viewable by those on the Todai intra-university LAN.
-Submission through the online system

Online system page
Note: only viewable by those on the Todai intra-university LAN.

Please also consult the following resource.

About Q&A for the handling of University of Tokyo intellectual property
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If there is anything else you would like to know, please feel free to contact us here at the TLO.
I have an article / conference presentation scheduled for the near future. Will making a patent application before or after the publication have any effect?
Some countries do not allow patents for things that have already been published.
Please consult us ahead of time, as it may not be possible to fix matters after publication.
Can I talk with you about whether my invention will become a patent?
Of course. Feel free to contact us at any time.
Can I contact you before my invention is complete?
Of course. Feel free to contact us at any time.
Can I contact you regarding how to write up the Notice of Invention?
Of course. Feel free to contact us at any time.
Can I make a patent application for inventions I have already announced in an article or presentation?
Some countries will allow you to make a patent application.
Contact us for details.
I heard from a company that they were interested in acquiring licensing rights / my research results.What should I do?
First, be sure to contact us. If you make your patent application through the University of Tokyo, we will carry out all the negotiations with the company on your behalf.
Can I contact you regarding the handling of software?
Of course. Feel free to contact us at any time.
Can I contact you regarding the provision of research materials to companies?
Of course. Feel free to contact us at any time.
I got a consultation request from a company.
Can you tell me what I should do about it?
If you wish, we are able to act on your behalf to assist you with contract procedures with the company. Feel free to contact us at any time.
I am a student, and I have a great invention. Can I talk with you about it?
Of course you can. Feel free to contact us at any time.