Seminar Details

From Concept to Market: Commercialization of Academic Research

Ray DeVito, MSU Technologies
Thursday, January 19, 4:10 PM - Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
Biomedical & Physical Sciences Bldg., Rm. 1415

The dissemination of knowledge to the general public is fundamental to the modern University. Along with education and research publication, results of academic research can be used for societal benefit through commercialization. Intellectual property, especially patents, plays a key role in moving research from the lab into commercial products. Recently Congress passed the America Invents Act, changing some important aspects of US patent law. The particulars and process of obtaining patents is discussed and how patenting works at MSU is explained.