Can you help me sell or license my patent?
The Lemelson-MIT Program is dedicated to promoting the
process of invention and innovation. We do not purchase
patents or licenses, nor do we invest in inventions.
For information and resources on selling and licensing
your patent, visit our Handbook
Can you help me develop or manufacture my invention?
We do not fund the development of inventions. We also cannot provide inventors with contacts such as MIT engineers or area mentors. For information on marketing your invention, visit our Handbook for Inventors.
Who should I contact if I think there may be a mistake in the information presented in an Inventor of the Week profile?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
that includes the name of the person profiled; the information that
you think is inaccurate; your suggested correction; and sources
that support your correction. We are dedicated to providing accurate
information in our inventor profiles and will do our best to review
and correct misinformation as quickly as possible.
How do I apply or nominate someone for one of the prizes?
Please visit our awards page for more information on applying or nominating someone for a prize.
Do you have invention programs for young inventors?
Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams is an initiative of the Lemelson-MIT Program
that awards annual grants of up to $10,000 each to teams of high-school
students, teachers and mentosr to invent something to solve a problem
they have identified. For more information, visit http://www.inventeams.org.
MIT also has many K-12 outreach programs available to the public.