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For Students

The initial step in establishing contact with the TLO is usually the submission of an MIT Technology Disclosure Form*. When submitted, the Technology Disclosure Form will initiate action by the TLO to investigate the patenting (or other methods of protection) and marketing of the technology unless accompanied by a letter requesting other action by MIT, such as a waiver of MIT's ownership rights [PDF] in the technology. 

Students may also request a waiver of Institute copyright for their thesis by written application to the Institute's Technology Licensing Office.  Please note that any such waiver of the Institute’s copyright shall be subject to a royalty-free grant from the student to the Institute to publicly distribute copies of the thesis, in whole or in part.



* All MIT inventors must print out and sign the completed form.  Please forward the printed form to our office to complete the submission process. Electronic submissions will not be accepted by the TLO office.