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TODAI TLO ,LTD
3rd Fl., SANGAKURENKEI-PLAZA. THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
7-3-1 HONGO, BUNKYO-KU, TOKYO, 113-0033, JAPAN
TEL:81-3-5805-7661/FAX:81-3-5805-7699

For Researchers

We patent the results of University of Tokyo research and transfer the technology to companies.
Our experienced associates produce a full range of services from invention interview to the conclusion of licences.
We look forward to hearing from researchers about their inventions. Please feel free to contact us.

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Handling of research results

  1. 01

    01Submission of invention notification and prior consultation

    Once you have completed your invention, please submit an Invention notification through the Invention Notification System.
    If you are unsure how to submit an invention notification or are unsure whether you can submit an invention notification,
    Please feel free to contact us for assistance.

  2. 02

    02Invention interview

    We will ask you about your invention.
    We will also ask you about the background to your invention and the problems you are solving.

  3. 03

    03Patentability and marketability search~Application decision

    The content of the invention is searched on the two axes of patentability and marketability, and feedback is provided to the University of Tokyo.
    If the University of Tokyo decides to apply for a patent following an internal procedure at the University of Tokyo, a patent application will be filed.

  4. 04

    04Company search

    We search for suitable companies for commercialisation based on the technology.
    When we obtain market needs from companies, we will share them with you.

  5. 05

    05Licence agreement~
    commercialisation

    If we find a company that wants to do business with your invention, we will negotiate a licence and conclude a contract with them.
    Once the agreement is concluded, the company will work towards commercialisation.

  6. 06

    06Return of profits by the University of Tokyo

    If the invention is commercialised by a company and generates revenue, a portion of the revenue will be returned to the inventor by the University.

Contact

We do not charge any fees for consultations on inventions and other matters.
Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our strengthsMobility x Customer contact x Information gathering ability

  1. #01

    One associate is responsible for one invention

    One associate is in charge of each invention, from discovery to licensing.
    A detailed support system is achieved by providing one-stop support from invention discovery to licensing.

  2. #02

    Contacts with a wide range of industries

    Contacts with companies in a wide range of industries
    More than 2,000 companies have signed contracts over the past 25 years.

  3. #03

    High information-gathering ability

    Obtains up-to-date information on needs from industry
    Share useful information for research policy

FAQ

How should I submit my Notice of Invention?

You can submit your Notice of Invention through the online system.

https://www.ducr.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ip/gakunai/procedure.html

If there is anything else you would like to know, please feel free to contact us.

I have an article / conference presentation scheduled for the near future. Will making a patent application before or after the publication have any effect?

Some countries do not allow patents for things that have already been published.
Please consult us ahead of time, as it may not be possible to fix matters after publication.

Can I talk with you about whether my invention will become a patent?

Of course. Feel free to contact us at any time.

Can I contact you before my invention is complete?

Of course. Feel free to contact us at any time.

Can I contact you regarding how to write up the Notice of Invention?

Of course. Feel free to contact us at any time.

Can I make a patent application for inventions I have already announced in an article or presentation?

Some countries will allow you to make a patent application.
Contact us for details.

I heard from a company that they were interested in acquiring licensing rights / my research results.What should I do?

First, be sure to contact us. If you make your patent application through the University of Tokyo, we will carry out all the negotiations with the company on your behalf.

Can I contact you regarding the handling of software?

Of course. Feel free to contact us at any time.

Can I contact you regarding the provision of research materials to companies?

Of course. Feel free to contact us at any time.

I got a consultation request from a company. Can you tell me what I should do about it?

If you wish, we are able to act on your behalf to assist you with contract procedures with the company. Feel free to contact us at any time.

I am a student, and I have a great invention. Can I talk with you about it?

Of course you can. Feel free to contact us at any time.

One associate will take care of everything from invention discovery to licensing.
Please feel free to contact us.