Licensing Intellectual Property

Arizona Board of Regents Policy 3-901(B) states that the "University must identify, on a case-by-case basis, individual and institutional conflicts of interest and conflicts of commitment that may arise as a result of [a] proposed transfer" of technology to employees or regents.  For more information on how these conflicts are managed, please review the Principles for Managing Competing Interests Between UArizona and Startup Companies.

Steps to acquire approval for a license of ABOR-owned intellectual property:

  1. Contact your Licensing Manager to disclose your invention to Tech Launch Arizona.
  2. Schedule an Enabling Disclosure Training with the Office for Responsible Outside Interests.
  3. Submit the appropriate disclosures in eDisclosure.  (More information will be provided during the Enabling Disclosure Training.)

Disclosure is required to allow licensing of ABOR-owned IP to an entity in which a University Employee has a role and/or a financial interest, and all will be reviewed by the Office for Responsible Outside Interests and the University’s COI committees (Institutional Review Committee ("IRC") for Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research and Executive Review Committee ("ERC") for Institutional Conflicts of Interest).  The disclosure will also be reviewed and approved by your supervisor (department head and dean for faculty).  The goal of these reviews is to determine where conflicts, or the appearance of conflicts, exist, and how they can be managed. If the conflicts can be managed, a management plan will be created, and individuals covered by the plan will be contacted to sign and acknowledge the management plan.  The Enabling Disclosure Workflow (available below under Related Files) provides detailed information about this workflow.

Please contact us at to schedule an Enabling Disclosure Training.

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