Technology Commercialization and Implementation Process


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INVENTION DISCLOSURE ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA 

  • Does the disclosure include all information necessary to properly record the disclosure and reasonably document the date of discovery? 
  • Does the disclosure provide sufficient information for appropriate communications to all relevant stakeholders (inventors, research sponsors, material suppliers, collaborators, others)?

IF CRITERIA IS NOT MET THEN:

IIE Personnel communicate a list and associated description of specific missing required elements to all inventors required for initiation of preliminary assessment. 

IF CRITERIA IS MET THEN:

Disclosure form is processed and recorded with notifications and necessary processes followed for sponsor acknowledgement/rights and other institutional obligations.

COMMERCIALIZATION ASSESSMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS ENTRY CRITERIA

  • Does the disclosure include sufficient information and is it sufficiently understandable to identify potentially claimable elements of the invention?
  • Does the disclosure provide information supporting identification of specific commercial applications and individual or categorical customer/end-user groups who can be contacted to assess market opportunity and need?

IF ENTRY CRITERIA ARE NOT MET THEN

IIE personnel work with inventor(s) to:

  1. Obtain better understanding of what potentially claimable elements are believed to exist within the technology and the supporting logic for belief of novelty and non-obviousness or alternate strategies for proprietary protection and
  2. Identify prospective end-users and customers (individuals, companies, and/or sectors)

IF ENTRY CRITERIA ARE MET THEN

Case File is updated to include:

  1. CLAIMABLE ELEMENTS within the disclosed technology (or alternate means of proprietary protection).
  2. MARKET PARTICIPANTS including target end-users, licensees and/strategic partners and high level VALUE PROPOSITION

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Questions?

For any questions related to technology commercialization and implementation process contact Jim Baker at jrbaker@mtu.edu or 906-487-2228.