For Industry

To use patents owned by the University of Tokyo.

Please refer to the University of Tokyo Patent Publication Information PP.
In addition, please consult TODAI TLO(CASTI) or The Foundation for the Promotion of Industrial Science.



License Policy

This Policy clarifies the basic concept about licensing activities of the University of Tokyo so as to promote our inventions widely used in the society, based on the basic policy declared in the University of Tokyo Intellectual Property Policy, to properly and smoothly promote technology transfer to the industry.
The University of Tokyo License Policy


Research Tool Patents

Based on “Guideline for the promotion of the use of the research tool patent in the life science field” (March 1, 2007) by Council for Science and Technology (the chairperson: Prime Minister), this guideline defines the treatment of the research tool patent in UTokyo and establishes the fundamental policy for the treatment in granting the research organizations including universities and private companies other than UTokyo to use and facilitate the research tool patents held by UTokyo.


Research License

Based on “Guideline for the research license related with the intellectual property rights resulting from the government-funded research and development in universities (March 1, 2007) by Council for Science and Technology, this guideline establishes the guideline for the treatment of intellectual property to clarify inside and outside UTokyo, and realizes operation in accordance with this guideline to manage and utilize intellectual property while guaranteeing unconfined research activities of researchers.

The treatment of the invention delivered through Collaborative Research

Please see Guideline for Handling Joint Inventions in Collaborative Research with Partner Companies and Collaborative Research Agreement.


Material Transfer Agreements

The University of Tokyo has a significant collection of valuable research materials obtained from academic research activities, such as genes, proteins, cell lines, antibodies, strains, laboratory animals (including genetically-engineered mice), chemical reagents, catalysts, and nanomaterials.
In order to contribute to society and the academic research community, we can provide these tangible research materials upon request to other institutions or companies.
The material transfer agreement (MTA) between the University and the recipient defines several conditions regarding the range of permitted use, intellectual property concerns with respect to the materials and any derivatives, and the fee, which varies depending on the purpose of use (i.e., commercial use or academic use)s.

  • Material Transfer Agreement for Academic Use(Draft) (June 2013) [ Doc / PDF ]
  • Material Transfer Agreement for Commercial Use(Draft) (April 2013) [ Doc / PDF ]