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All forms are all available at the MIT TLO office, Room NE18-501, or you can print a copy from the links below and mail it to our office.

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If you have any questions regarding these forms, please call 617-253-6966 or stop by NE18-501 for more information.



Technology Disclosure Forms

Use these forms if you have an invention you wish to disclose to our office.

MIT Campus Technology Disclosure Form*
Lincoln Laboratory Technology Disclosure Form


Biological and Tangible Material Disclosure Form

Use this form if you are disclosing biological and tangible materials.

Disclosure Form for Biological and Tangible Materials


Software Code Disclosure Forms

Use these forms if you have software code you wish to disclose to our office.

MIT Campus Software Code Disclosure Form*
Lincoln Laboratory Software Code Disclosure Form



Non-Disclosure Forms

These agreement forms must be signed to protect confidential information about a technology when discussing it with an outside party.


One Way In [PDF]

One Way Out [PDF]

Two Way [PDF]



Material Transfer Forms

If you are transferring biological material from MIT to another non-profit institution, you must fill out the Simple Letter Agreement for the transfer of materials. Please note that an authorized member of the TLO must sign these agreements. If you are transferring biological material from MIT to a for-profit institution please contact the TLO at 617-253-6966 to speak with one of our licensing officers.



Inventions and Proprietary Information Agreements

Inventions and Proprietary Information Agreement (for MIT Employees and Graduate Students)
Every MIT employee is to sign this form upon joining MIT.

Visiting Scientists

Visiting Scientist Invention and Proprietary Information Agreement
is to be signed by all Visiting Scientists who will be working at MIT. All Visiting Scientists (professors, scholars, and research affiliates) who are involved in research at MIT are required to sign a Visiting Scientist Invention and Proprietary Information Agreement. We would appreciate it if the appropriate form could be completed either before the arrival of the Visiting Scientist or within the first week of his/her arrival.

 



Other Forms


Conflict Avoidance Statement [PDF]
If you hold equity in a company with which MIT has a license agreement.

No Significant Use of MIT Facilities or Funds
Submit this form if you feel MIT cannot or should not claim ownership rights to your invention. MIT does not assert rights to your invention if it was developed without the use of sponsored research funds or significant use of MIT administered facilities/funds.

Thesis Waiver
Submit this form if you feel MIT cannot or should not claim copyright ownership rights to your thesis. MIT does not assert rights to your thesis if it was authored without sponsored research funds and without significant use of MIT administered facilities/funds. 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.