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 this process, please view our Enabling Disclosure Guide.

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. Complete and submit the following conflict-related documentation:
    1. Conflict of Interest Disclosure (COI Disclosure) must be completed and submitted to the Office for Responsible Outside Interests.
    2. Conflict of Commitment Form (COC Form) must be completed and submitted to the Office for Responsible Outside Interests.
    3. Disclosure of Substantial Interest must be completed and submitted to Procurement and Contracting Services.
    4. Finally, working with TLA and the COI Office, Enabling Disclosure Training must be scheduled and an Enabling Disclosure must be submitted to the Office for Responsible Outside Interests.

All of these submissions are 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 individual conflicts and Executive Review Committee ("ERC") for institutional conflicts).  The goal of these reviews is to determine where conflicts, or the appearance of conflicts, exist, and how they can be managed. If the conflict of interest 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.

Related Files