The relationship between the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) and our clients begins long before an “invention disclosure” is completed. Our Technology Managers seek out and meet with researchers to discuss their work, answer questions and clarify how the TTO can meet their needs. If, in these early meetings, it is determined there is commercialization potential then the TTO, in the best interest of the researcher, will work to protect their invention and develop and marketing strategy.
Disclosure: The first step is the completion of an Invention Disclosure Form (IDF). This simple questionnaire provides the information needed by the TTO to undertake preliminary market and patentability assessments. Click here to download the current IDF.
Evaluation: An Intellectual Property assessment considers issues of the “patentability” of a technology, while a market assessment evaluates the commercial potential of an idea and helps identify potential licensees. Typically, the TTO will provide you with the results of the preliminary assessments within 48 hours of receiving the disclosure form.
I.P. Protection: We work with some of North America’s leading patent agents to prepare, file and prosecute your patent applications. We also proactively plan and manage each patenting process to ensure your inventions are protected in countries where the greatest benefits and commercial opportunities.
Marketing: This is where the Technology Managers focus much of their time and effort. They present your technology to companies that have demonstrated expertise, resources, and business networks to bring the technology to market. We find the commercial partners who can bring your technologies to the benefit of all.
For more information on how the TTO can help you contact us at (204) 474-6200 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.