Intellectual Property Resources

University System of Georgia Intellectual Property Policy

The full Intellectual Property policy within the Board of Regents Policy Manual.

Georgia Tech Intellectual Property Policy

The Intellectual Property policy that applies to all full and part-time faculty, staff, and students of the Institute.

Georgia Tech Employee Intellectual Property Agreement

The agreement that all employees of the Institute are required to sign.

Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Intellectual property created at Georgia Tech is assigned to Georgia Tech Research Corporation, per a 1953 agreement between the Regents of the University System and GTRC's Board of Trustees. As such, patents filed for Institute innovations are filed in the name of Georgia Tech Research Corporation. Georgia Tech's Office of Technology Licensing manages the Intellectual Property portfolio on behalf of GTRC and the Institute. Visit GTRC's website to learn more about the 501(3)c corporation, its history, and its Trustees and Officers.

Office of Technology Licensing

The Office of Technology Licensing advances commercialization pathways for technology, software and other inventions emerging from Georgia Tech personnel. The team manages invention disclosures, patenting decisions, and technology licensing agreements. The OTL website features an Invention Disclosure tool for campus personnel and a catalogue of
technologies available for license or collaboration.

Georgia Tech Office of Legal Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel's teams provide advice and recommendations to minimize Georgia Tech's legal exposure while supporting the Institute's academic and research mission. OGC also supports Ethics and Compliance including Conflict of Interest Management, Risk Management, and Affiliated Organizations.

Georgia Tech Pre-Law Advisement

This site provides resources for students who want to go to law school. Students can drop in for quick questions during the Pre-Law Walk-in Hours or make appointments for pre-law advising.

Georgia Tech Integrated Program for Startups

GT:IPS helps Georgia Tech faculty and students form companies based on Georgia Tech intellectual property.

Georgia Tech VentureLab

Staffed by engineers and entrepreneurs, VentureLab provides guidance, funding, and best practices for building  startups based on Georgia Tech research without charging fees or taking equity.

Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute

EI2 is the Georgia Tech's business outreach organization.  It serves as the primary vehicle to achieve the Institute's goal of expanded local, regional, and global outreach.

Georgia Tech Patent and Trademark Resource Center 

The Georgia Tech Patent and Trademark Resource Center is a part of the national network of patent and trademark libraries. It provides training and consultation on patents and trademarks to everyone on the Georgia Tech campus, as well as from the general public.

Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance

Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance brings together community and lay-leaders to discuss and promote IP-rich results from three legs of the IP stool: Technology, Health and Arts/Entertainment/Sports.

TI:GER® and Creative Destruction Lab (CDL-Atlanta)

In partnership with the Emory University School of Law, TI:GER*® (Technology Innovation: Generating Economic Results)* is an academic program that combines classroom instruction, team-based activities, and real world consulting projects into a total educational experience centered around technology commercialization.


Launched in 2014, Create-X is an initiative designed to build entrepreneurial confidence among students at Georgia Tech.  As of 2020, it has helped launch 230 startups, with a $400M+ total valuation of all startups launched. 

The Inventure Prize

The nation's largest undergraduate invention competition, Inventure is a faculty-led innovation competition for undergraduate students and recent Georgia Tech Bachelor of Science graduates.