I have an Invention

TTBD works to commercialize inventions developed at OHSU. We provide feedback throughout the process to keep the inventors well informed on the invention's commercialization progress. Input from the inventor(s) during the commercialization process is also key to successful outcomes. Please follow the links below to learn more about the typical steps taken to commercialize OHSU inventions.

From Invention to Commercialization


Disclose the invention

Submit a Technology Disclosure Form to TTBD to begin the process

Evaluate the opportunity

A Technology Development Manager will evaluate the invention


Initiate Intellectual Property (IP) Protection

TTBD's in-house Patent team will evaluate the invention for possible IP protection and will initiate as necessary


Seek commercial partners

A Technology Development Manager will work with the inventors to identify potential commercial partners


Execute the License

A Technology Development Manager will work to license the invention to commercial partners


Receive net royalty income

The inventor(s) will share a portion of the net royalty income

TTBD strives to bring OHSU technologies to market, but unfortunately not every invention is suited for commercialization. Therefore, technologies may be inactivated and no longer pursued at various stages in the commercialization process. The Technology Development Manager will keep the inventors well informed of the invention's progress throughout the process. 

Do you have more questions regarding this process? Contact us.



Biomedical Innovation Program (BIP)
The BIP, administered through the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research (OCTRI) at OHSU, helps to accelerate the delivery of healthcare technologies (devices, diagnostics, and software) from academia to the marketplace and thereby to improve human health. The program provides funding, mentoring, educational opportunities, and project management to help investigators achieve proof-of-concept and secure next stage funding.

BioScience Innovation Program (BSIP)
Oregon Health & Science University, with support from the OHSU Foundation, has developed the Bioscience Innovation Program (BSIP) to fund proof of concept, product development and testing. Through this fund the University will invest in viable technologies and research to achieve specific milestones needed for initial commercial investment. This commercial investment may come from a licensee, angel investor, or early stage venture capital fund.