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A patent is a set of exclusive property rights granted for a limited period of time in exchange for disclosure of an invention. Patentable inventions must be new, useful, and nonobvious.

Our OTTCP team includes professionals with extensive experience in managing intellectual property—Caltech currently holds more than 1,800 active U.S. patents—and we can guide you through the patenting process.

To begin, please submit an invention disclosure form along with a description of your invention to OTTCP.

Please contact any member of our staff if you have any questions.

Useful Resources
For more detailed information about intellectual property protection please see: