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Bringing university invention to the market
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Paper Abstract

Despite of the fact that primary purpose of universities is to disseminate knowledge, university research happens to be extremely important for industry development. More than 70 % of most important patents are originated from university studies. This paper addresses specifics of university intellectual property (IP) and provides strategies for successful implementation of university inventions. Practical aspects of inventing such as the patent ownership and monetary rewards for the inventors, working at the university, are discussed. We paid special attention to certain distinctions in IP laws in various countries, which is important to know due to the growth of international collaboration between universities, multi-national character of companies and their cooperation with the universities. We show IP managements in industry - academia research on a fair basis within two different models: cooperation research paid by third party such as government and contract research paid by industry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7387, Speckle 2010: Optical Metrology, 738712 (13 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.872495
Show Author Affiliations
Nadya Reingand, CeLight, Inc. (United States)
Wolfgang Osten, Institut für Technische Optik, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7387:
Speckle 2010: Optical Metrology
Armando Albertazzi Goncalves; Guillermo H. Kaufmann, Editor(s)

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