General Administration Manual (GAM)

Part 6 – Patents and Inventions (PDF) [517kb]

(Note: The policies concerning inventions and patenting are collected in the PHS Technology Transfer Manual, maintained by the NIH Office of Technology Transfer. Therefore, this Part is superseded by the relevant portions of the PHS Technology Transfer Manual. For more information, please consult the OTT webpage, at, or you may contact the Division of Policy in the NIH Office of Technology Transfer, either by calling 301/496-7057 or by sending email to

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Last Revised: March 1, 2007