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Intellectual Property Procedures for submission of Inventions, etc.

Submission of the inventions and etc. is an obligation of all faculty members when he/she creates an invention and wishes to file a patent application.

After submission, proccessing usually takes 2 to 3 months to start to file patent application.
Please directly contact Intellectual Property Division if urgent attention is required.

Whether the university accepts an assignment of right for the patent from the inventor and claims the ownership will be determined by the university's internal Intellectual Property Reviewing Committee. Because it may take more than a month from the submission of inventions to the decision of Committee, please submit the inventions as soon as the invention is created.

Please refer to the link below for the process from Submission of Inventions to Filing Patent Application.


Please refer to the link below for the Fees for Filing Patent Application.

Types of intellectual properties and submission methods

Depending the types of intellectual properties, the contacts are different. Please refer to the following:

Patent, utility model, design, trademark, circuit layout use right, breeder's right, know-how, copyright

Submission method:Entry through WEB, Invention Submission Form below (Available in Japanese only)
※Please login with Tohokudai ID and password.

Notice automatically sent to Intellectual Property Division after entry from

  • Detail instruction is available below.
  • Invention Submission Form system is available in Japanese only. 
    English version is available in excel format at the link below.
    Please fill out the form and send as an attachment to Intellectual Property division.


Research Materials

You are required to submit the Material Transfer Agreement when you provide a research material to or accept a research material from outside organizations.

Required Document : Material Transfer Agreement
Contact : Administration Office of each Department

About Invention Submission Form

For detailed instructions on how to use Invention Submission Form, please refer to the following Invention Submission Form User's Manual.


Please contact our Intellectual Property Division if you have any questions.