Material Transfer Agreements (MTA) allow researchers to exchange chemicals, software, data and other materials for research purposes. Please submit one of the below expediting forms to begin the MTA process.
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. Please submit the below expediting form to begin the NDA process.
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.
Process for Obtaining a Utility Patent
United States Patent and Trademark Office
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)
5 AIA Changes That Affect Johns Hopkins Researchers
Glossary of Terms