Fill out the fields below then choose "Submit" to send your waiver request to
the NIH. All fields marked with an asterisk (*)
The NIH has authority to permit a grantee/contractor to assign invention rights
to the inventor when the Government has insufficient interest in the invention
to obtain the rights. Generally, in determining whether to grant such
requests, the NIH considers whether: 1) The invention has insufficient
commercial or public health value to be of interest to the Government; 2) the
invention will be adequately commercialized without Government intervention;
and 3) the invention is not sufficiently related to any PHS intramural research
to warrant Government intervention.
To allow for the request for assignment to the inventor to proceed, the
grantee/contractor organization must submit information addressing the
questions posed below, as well as any other information that the organization
wishes the agency to consider to support the requested assignment.
After answering the questions, choose "Submit" to e-mail the request to the
NIH. The information will be made part of the documents necessary for NIH to
consider the waiver request.