Research Administration and Development

Inventions, Patents, and Intellectual Property

Please view System policy for all Intellectual Property, Inventions, Patents, etc. here:

UMaine System's Intellectual Property Policy


Please view USM policy and procedure for obtaining a patent here:

USM Patent Procedure & Policy


If you have a new invention and would like to begin the patent process, please complete the New Invention Form below.  Any questions should be directed to Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh at

This form should be returned to Trish Bola in Research Administration & Development when completed.  You can send this form to Trish via email at or via mail to 106 Science Building, Portland Campus.

New Invention Notification Form