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Inventor's Guide

The inventor’s guide is intended to provide the Texas A&M University community with basic facts about intellectual property (IP) protection and the technology commercialization process, and is organized to answer the most common questions Innovation Partners typically fields from the research community.

For more frequently asked questions, please visit our FAQs.



AUTM Collaboration

TAMU faculty, staff, and students have access to the AUTM educational library which offers access to webinars on various commercialization topics such as: Licensing, Strategy, IP Law, Compliance, Startups, Finance, and much more.

To access the AUTM Educational Library, watch our “How To” video, or follow the instructions below.

  • Go to the A&M Library Database
  • Search for “AUTM”
  • Select “AUTM Online Professional Development” from the search results
  • Enter your CAS authorization credentials
Tech Transfer Central Collaboration

Research faculty: Have you ever wanted to know more about ways to protect your inventions? Ever been unsure about compliance issues? Want to know how to set up your startup company the right way from day one? Through the Innovation Partners collaboration with Tech Transfer Central, over 400 distance learning modules are available for free. To access any of the categories and distance learning, watch our “How To” video or simply follow the login instructions below.

  • Go to the A&M Library Database
  • Search for “Tech Transfer Central”
  • Select “Tech Transfer Central” from the search results
  • Enter your CAS authorization credentials
  • Copy or write down the login information
  • Click on “Connect to database’s own interface”
  • Click on “Subscriber Login” in the upper, right-hand corner
  • Enter the login information


Make Impact Consortium’s Mobius Portal

The Make Impact Consortium (MIC) is led by the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT), along with Texas A&M University and seven other Founding Members. The mission of the MIC is to provide tangible resources that speed integration of technology, innovation, making, and entrepreneurship within universities and the technology innovation ecosystems that surround them. Through its status as a founding member, Texas A&M University provides access to Mobius, the Consortium’s mobile-friendly web-based portal that provides information about equipment, makerspaces, and entrepreneurial resources on campus. Mobius allows users the ability to search by machine shop, materials you need to work with, machine type, and machine capabilities. Available to all faculty, staff and students. To access Mobius as a Texas A&M user, simply follow the login instructions below.

  • Visit the Make Impact Mobius website
  • Click on “Sign Up/Log In”
  • Enter current TAMU email address
  • Create a password and confirm to create an account

Intellectual Property

Texas A&M Policy and Procedures
Patent Analytics Course Using Patent Vector

Innovation Partners offers a self-paced course in patent analytics using Patent Vector to Texas A&M University employees and students, along with free access to Patent Vector. This course will guide you through the web-based program to analyze patents, technology, and innovation trends. Patent Vector not only provides users with access to viewing thousands of patents from across the globe, but also provides tools to analyze the importance and impact of the patent, the assignees, and the inventors.

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