The Ames Laboratory has a history of successful invention disclosures. The following chart shows the number of disclosures over the past six fiscal years:
The Ames Laboratory utilizes its contractor for intellectual property reporting, patenting, and licensing. Under the M&O contract, all Ames Laboratory employees are:
- Required to assign the rights to IP developed at Ames Laboratory to ISU (link to IP Agreement), and
- Required to report any and all IP developed at Ames Laboratory to Ames Lab’s Office of Intellectual Property.
- The IP Disclosure Form (click on link then click Disclosure Form) that must be used to report IP
- The completed, signed & witnessed Disclosure Form must be given to the Office of Intellectual Property for routing to ISURF
For information on DOE Technology Transfer, please visit their website at http://techtransfer.energy.gov