Licensing and Commercialization Services

Office of Licensing and Ventures

Office of Licensing and Ventures (OLV) coordinates patents, licensing and partnerships to advance Duke technologies to market.

Invention Disclosure - Duke investigators should disclose an idea, discovery or process to Duke by completing an Invention Disclosure Form (IDF). The IDF is a confidential, internal memo and will be used by OLV to assess patentability and potential commercial market. An IDF should be submitted to OLV 3 months before disclosing your idea to the public.

Duke Angel Network

Duke Angel Network (DAN) connects, supports and cultivates the Duke entrepreneurial community. In addition to providing capital, DAN actively matches Duke alumni expertise with portfolio companies.