Office of Licensing and Ventures

Office of Licensing and Ventures (OLV) coordinates patents, licensing and partnerships to advance Duke technologies to market.

Invention Disclosure - Duke investigators should disclose an idea, discovery or process to Duke by completing an Invention Disclosure Form (IDF). The IDF is a confidential, internal memo and will be used by OLV to assess patentability and potential commercial market. An IDF should be submitted to OLV 3 months before disclosing your idea to the public.