UCLA TDG supports UCLA faculty and student researchers pursuing collaborations with industry, protects UCLA intellectual property interests and advances discoveries toward commercial development.

Submit a New Invention Report

The ideal time to disclose an invention to UCLA TDG is before it has been published or publicly presented. We are also more than glad to discuss your idea at any time even before you fill out the invention report to put together a patenting and commercial partnering strategy and may be contacted at any time. Submit a new invention report.

Check Status of Existing Invention Reported to UCLA TDG

The Inventor Portal was developed to allow faculty inventors to review the patent and licensing status of their inventions as well as obtain contact information for the point person at UCLA TDG managing a given invention. Log in to the Inventor Portal

MTAs – Forms, Definitions and Contacts

A Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) is a written contract entered into by a provider and a recipient of research material that governs the transfer of tangible research materials between two organizations. At UCLA, TDG reviews and approves incoming and outgoing MTAs. Receiving or sending materials.

Collaborating with Industry (Industry Sponsored Research)

If your research will involve interactions with and funding from industry sponsors, UCLA TDG can help you with specific types of agreements, relevant forms, and UC policies governing industry sponsored research. More information on industry collaborations.

UC and UCLA Policies and Related Forms

To find UC and UCLA policies regarding consulting, conflicts of interest, patenting, distribution of licensing royalties and other guidelines pertaining to research and the commercialization of intellectual property, View Policies & Forms.

Copyright and Trademarks

A copyright is a property right granted by federal statute for an original work of authorship, fixed in a tangible form of expression. The basics on copyright and trademarks and how UCLA TDG can help you.

Funding Opportunities

Several opportunities and programs are available at UCLA and outside UC to support research funding, entrepreneurship and university-industry research collaborations. Research and Startup Funding Opportunities.