Intellectual Property Commercialization@AU

Questions?

  • Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research
    202-885-3753
    IPC@american.edu
    Leonard Hall, Room 101-D

    Tubman, Jonathan G
    Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research

Mailing Address
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    Getting Started

    All faculty who wish to explore commercialization of their intellectual property are encouraged to download and complete the IPC Disclosure Form and submit it to the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research.

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    IPC Disclosure Form

    The first step to protect intellectual property is to complete the IPC Disclosure Form. (submitting the form online requires Acrobat Pro)

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Answers to frequently asked questions about Intellectual Property Commercialization@AU.

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    Intellectual Property Policies

    American University's Patent Policy & Policy on Ownership of Copyright.

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    Contact IPC@AU

    How to contact Intellectual Property Commercialization@AU.

Across the United States, discoveries in universities serve as the catalyst of the next generation of innovations that touch our lives – education software, business methods, communication tools, databases, environmental protection systems, multimedia products, biomedical technologies, and many more.  These discoveries are aided by commercial partnerships – licensing intellectual properties to enable their greatest impact.

Introduction

The Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research in the Office of the Provost supports American University faculty who are making discoveries to secure protection of and commercialization of their intellectual property.  The Vice Provost will facilitate interaction between American University faculty and businesses interested in their work, and will undertake efforts to secure patents and licensing for their innovations.

The first step to protect intellectual property is to complete the IPC Disclosure Form and submit it to the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research.  The faculty will be contacted to discuss evaluation of the intellectual property.

Questions?  Please contact the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research at (202) 885-3753 or email IPC@american.edu.