Johns Hopkins has been at the forefront of innovation for more than 140 years. This rich history continues today as evidenced by the more than 500 reports of invention JHTV receives each year.
With excellent service and robust resources, JHTV aims to provide our researchers, faculty and staff everything they need to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.
Submit report of invention
From report of invention to patent application and licensing, JHTV aspires to provide inventors with a responsive, transparent process that efficiently moves their novel scientific and industrial discoveries, products and services to market.
Find translational funding
Translational funding helps researchers move their early research out of the lab and onto a path toward commercialization. With a thorough knowledge of funding offered within and outside of Johns Hopkins, JHTV helps researchers identify relevant opportunities.
Unfortunately, inventors and researchers occasionally receive letters claiming to originate from patent offices or law firms. These deceptive notices tend to offer intellectual property services or request maintenance fee payments.
If you receive such a notice, forward it to JHTV.
University intellectual property policy
To more efficiently bring the benefits of discovery to the world, Johns Hopkins has developed policies and guidelines that incentivize commercial development of intellectual and other property and protect the integrity of research.
How to obtain a utility patent
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issues utility patents, also known as patents for invention, for the development of a new process, machine, manufacture or composition of matter. Generally, holders of utility patents may restrict others from making, using or selling the protected invention for up to 20 years.