New “All About Grants” Podcast – Invention Reporting and Patent Protections for Grantees

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Scott Cooper, J.D., Assistant Extramural Inventions Policy Officer, NIH

So your supported research led to a nifty new invention, one that might even be patentable. What do you do next? Does NIH need to know about the invention resulting from the awarded grant? What patent protections and rights do you have? Ever heard of Bayh-Dole or iEdison?

In this next installment of the NIH’s All About Grants podcast series, we will get into the nuts and bolts of what NIH grantees should know about intellectual property, invention reporting, and patent protections (MP3 / Transcript). Scott Cooper, J.D., an Assistant Extramural Inventions Policy Officer with the NIH Office of Extramural Research, joins us virtually to discuss these topics (including invention disclosures) in more detail, provide some handy tips and best practices to keep in mind, share resources available on our intellectual property webpage and iEdison FAQs, and remind you that we are here to help you along the way.


    1. Upon filing of the patent application, it must be reported to NIH in iEdison. When a patent is issued, then it should be reported to the NIH in iEdison.

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