For Inventors

APL staff members are encouraged to contact Tech Transfer during their early research and development (R&D) activities. We will advise you of the options that will best leverage the potential of the technology that you disclose. Tech Transfer technology managers are trained to assist you with questions related to marketability, patenting and other protection methods, new business start-up considerations, APL guidance and policies, and much more.

Inventor Portal

Tech Transfer provides staff members with a virtual dashboard where they can submit an invention disclosure and find everything they need to jump-start their intellectual property journey. The portal is only accessible on the APL internal network. If you are an APL staff member on the internal network, click the link below to access the portal.

Access the Inventor Portal (APL Staff Only)

Our Commitment to Service: 1–2–3

1 Day

We will acknowledge receipt of your disclosure within 1 business day.

2 Weeks

We will contact you to schedule a meeting to discuss your disclosure within 2 weeks.

3 Months

We will present a recommendation for commercializing the intellectual property to the Intellectual Property Review Committee (IPRC) within 3 months.