Faculty Resources

Faculty Resources

Report an Invention | Intellectual Property Policy | Deceptive Notices | Access Common Forms


Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) is committed to helping faculty commercialize technologies and deliver the benefits of their life-changing inventions and discoveries to the world.

Contact us at 410-614-0300, jhtv-communications@jhu.edu or through our directory.


Report an Invention

Want to report new technologies or review existing submissions?

Get an overview of the process here, visit our Disclosures page, or submit your invention through our JHTV Inventor Portal.

Intellectual Property Policy


The Johns Hopkins University Intellectual Property Policy clarifies ownership of intellectual property (IP) created by faculty, staff and students of the University.

Deceptive Notices

Johns Hopkins inventors and researchers occasionally receive deceptive notices from companies claiming to offer intellectual property services or requesting maintenance fee payments. If you receive such a notice, please do not contact the source. Forward it to JHTV.


Access Common Forms

MTA Forms
Material Transfer Agreements (MTA) allow researchers to exchange chemicals, software, data and other materials for research purposes. These contracts outline what is being exchanged, IP rights, shipping requirements and health and safety risks.

Inbound MTA Expediting Form
Outbound MTA Expediting Form

JHU Corporate MTA
JHU Nonprofit MTA
JHU Nonprofit Human Tissue MTA
Uniform Biological MTA (UBMTA) Implementing Letter
Biospecimen Transfer Information Sheet
JHU Standard Terms for MTAs
Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA), also known as Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDA), enable researchers to share proprietary and confidential information for a limited purpose and contractually obligate recipients from disclosing it to a third party.

NDA/CDA Expediting Form

Bilateral Non-Disclosure Agreement
Unilateral Non-Disclosure Agreement
Conflict of Interest Policy
According to institutional policy, outside activity and financial and fiduciary interests must be disclosed in order to allow a review for conflicts of interest with research and other Johns Hopkins responsibilities as well as to ensure compliance with the professional commitment policy.

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School of Nursing
Whiting School of Engineering
Institutional Review Board
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Office of Policy Coordination, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Process for Obtaining a Utility Patent
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Office of Research Administration (ORA)
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Bloomberg School of Public Health
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JHU – Research Projects Administration
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Other Resources
Fast Facts for Johns Hopkins Inventors
Federal Register Publication – Changes to Implement First Inventor to File Provisions of Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Federal Register Publication – Implementing First Inventor to File Provisions of Leahy-Smith America Invents Act: Examination Guidelines
USPTO’s AIA Implementation Plan
Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) Legislation
Intellectual Property Policy
Equity and Tax Matters for Faculty (August 2008)
Bayh-Dole Act
5 AIA Changes That Affect Johns Hopkins Researchers
Glossary of Terms