Share Your Idea
Describe the details of your intellectual property and we’ll begin our efficient and
transparent process to protect, market and license your research.
Log in to the disclosure form using your UofSC network name and password.
We'll Help You Launch Into Commercial Markets
When you disclose your intellectual property with us, we connect your research with
resources and support to transform it from an academic pursuit into a commercial success.
1. Protect Your Intellectual Property
The Protection Your Idea NeedsWe'll determine if your research is right for a patent, trademark, copyright or trade
secret and handle the process of securing that protection for you.
Advising for Inventors to Protect Lab InnovationsWe advise faculty inventors about the best ways to protect their innovations created
in UofSC laboratories.
UofSC Intellectual Property Policy »Learn more about the UofSC IP policy.
2. Market Your Research
We develop strategies to bring technologies to market by identifying and licensing
intellectual property assets to established companies and startups.
3. License Your Technology
We’ll work to get you the highest quality license agreement with recognition of inventor
rights and possible revenues.
4. Leverage IP into Wealth/Equity
We help researchers get SBIR grants and improve their chances of acquiring significant
Funding Details » All of our grant and funding services for entrepreneurs are also available to our
Want to get an idea of the technologies we help market and license? Browse our intellectual
property and patent portfolio.
Win-Win Success Stories
OEE has an unparalleled track record creating win-win relationships. The fusion of
knowledge, connections, experience and ingenuity continue to foster partnerships that
UofSC is the only university in South Carolina to ever be included in this annual listing from the National Academy of Inventors
(NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).
UofSC has been recognized in the top 100 rankings for eight consecutive years.