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Intellectual Property

 

The main mission is to assist the faculty members  to  protect  research  outcomes,  and  to  translate the discoveries into applications with market values. We provide an array of services to university faculty with
the management of intellectual property as described below.  In addition, we also assist to craft domestic
and international industry-sponsored research agreements, material transfer agreements and other
documents with a significant IP component.

Invention disclosure assessment
The invention and technology disclosure is a confidential document to fully describe the new aspects of invention, including the critical solution it provides and its advantages and benefits over current technology.

Patentability & marketability assessment

Patent search and patent landscape study are conducted (either in-house or patent firms) and the market and competitive technologies are analyzed to assess the invention’s commercialization potential. The assessment processes will guide our licensing strategy to license exclusively or non-exclusively, or to license the invention indifferent fields of use.


Intellectual property protection

If appropriate, necessary or warranted funding is available, patent applications will be filed domestic and/or world-wide.  Then, several years and tens of thousands of dollars are required to obtain an issued patent.  Other commonly used forms of  intellectual property  protection  include  copyright  and  trademark.Unique biological materials and software can often be successfully licensed without formal intellectual property protection.
 

Marketing and commercialization
We are committed to broadly marketing all technologies  to appropriate companies that could be interested
in  commercializing  the  particular  invention.  If  there  are several parties  interested  in a  license,  we will
endeavor to license non-exclusively or grand field-of-use licenses, if possible.