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What is the purpose?

Interagency Edison (iEdison) allows government grantees and contractors to report government-funded inventions, patents, and utilization data to the government agency that made the award, as required by the federal Bayh-Dole Act, its implementing regulations, and any related funding agreement terms and conditions.

What are the features of iEdison?

What are the benefits?

iEdison provides a unified electronic data system that receives, stores, tracks, sorts, monitors, and, as appropriate, generates reports of inventions and patents that have been awarded extramural grant or contract funding. New technology now provides the following:

Who can use the iEdison module?

Internal users

External users

The application is limited to authorized users. Grantee and contractor organizations are permitted to access their own records after they complete an authorization process requiring user name and password and matching values in an authorization table. Additionally, information transmitted on the Internet is encrypted.

This page last reviewed: January 23, 2009