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VA Technology Transfer Program

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15 U.S.C. § 3710 – Utilization of Federal Technology

(a) Policy

(1) It is the continuing responsibility of the Federal Government to ensure the full use of the results of the Nation's Federal investment in research and development. To this end the Federal Government shall strive where appropriate to transfer federally owned or originated technology to State and local governments and to the private sector.

(2) Technology transfer, consistent with mission responsibilities, is a responsibility of each laboratory science and engineering professional.

(3) Each laboratory director shall ensure that efforts to transfer technology are considered positively in laboratory job descriptions, employee promotion policies, and evaluation of the job performance of scientists and engineers in the laboratory.


The mission of the VA Technology Transfer Program (TTP) is to facilitate the commercialization of VA inventions to benefit Veterans and the American public.

USPTO Issued VA Patents

VA Invention Disclosures

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Technology Transfer Program (10X2TT)
810 Vermont Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20420

Electronic Inquires:

Inquires related to the Invention Disclosures (ID) process or Inventor Certifications (IC):

Inquires related to CRADA issues (including process questions and eCRADA registry) or submission of annual reporting requirements:

Inquires related to either patent or royalty questions:

To locate a specific TTP team member, view contacts page.


NOTE: CRADAs and some policy documents are available on the VA intranet only. If you have access go to:

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What's New

KDKATV Sunday Business Page: VA Pittsburgh, Watch this video: Cardiac catheter lab technician, Catherine Abee at the Department of Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Medical Center has developed a pulse oximeter probe integrated into a bandage-like harness, which contains a disposable chemical energy heating source to help obtain more accurate pulse oximetry readings consistent with values obtained with an arterial blood gas. (Mar. 17, 2019)

Technology Transfer welcomes David L. Marks, J.D. (Mar. 13, 2019)

VA pushing medical research and inventions to private sector
(Techlink, Feb. 11, 2019)
VA has engaged TechLink, a non-profit partnership intermediary, for marketing and licensing services that see government research and inventions transferred to businesses.

VA Technology Transfer Program Briefing (1.6 MB, PDF)

Managing IP at the VA Research Office; Tips and Hints - webinar slides

- Inventor Brochure
- Research Affiliate Brochure
- Licensee Brochure

VA Technology Transfer Directive

U.S. patent

This document (revised May 5, 2017) provides guidance and instruction regarding intellectual property (inventions) and the transfer of new scientific discoveries to benefit the public good (technology transfer).

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