About LVG

Who We Are

The University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group (UVA LVG) is the intellectual property management and innovation commercialization organization for UVA’s research portfolio. Founded in 1977 as a 501(c)(3) UVA affiliated foundation, today UVA LVG receives~200 invention disclosures, executes ~80 commercial transactions and launches 5-7 new companies each year.

What We Do

Invention Disclosure Facilitation
LVG works with UVA researchers, faculty, staff and students to provide advice about the technology transfer process during research activities and assists with invention disclosures.
Patenting
The LVG legal team offers guidance in planning an effective patent, copyright, or trademark strategy and handles all implementation details during the protection stage.
Licensing
The LVG licensing team assists in technical and market assessments while providing high levels of customer service when marketing UVA technologies to industry partners. 
New Ventures
LVG provides proactive assistance in assessing potential opportunities to form a new venture based on UVA technology and encourages this interaction during the early invention disclosure process.