City of Hope Investigators FAQs

Growing and protecting intellectual property at City of Hope

This section is intended to address frequently asked questions about City of Hope’s approach to handling intellectual property. If you have any questions after reading this section, please contact the Office of Technology Licensing.

Generating the best ideas, demonstrating them and protecting them

Research at City of Hope often leads to important innovations or discoveries. Many times these discoveries result in new inventions. These new inventions, while scientifically significant, may or may not be considered “inventive.” Identifying which discovery or innovation is also an invention and protecting them is the mission of the Office of Technology Licensing (OTL).