Learn about Patents & Licensing
University of Akron faculty disclose more than 80 inventions per year and their work has led to commercial products like crisper imaging smart phone screens and drug eluting coronary stents. If you think your research has led or is leading to a valuable invention, the first step to obtaining a patent through the University of Akron is to disclose your invention. You can also learn more about the patent process through the resources below.
Inventor’s Guide to Technology Transfer
- See UA's Patenting and Technology Transfer process
- Inventor’s Guide to Tech Transfer outlines the patenting and licensing process, through which you can put your inventions to practical use and gain additional research funding
- Unofficial FAQs on U.S. Patent, Copyright, Trademark and Trade Secret Law
Policies & Procedures
- UARF’s Guidelines and Procedures
- UA Board Rule 3359-2-05: Research, Copyright, and Patent Policy
- UA Board Rule 3359-11-18: Conduct and Ethics Policy
- U.S. Patents Office
Stories about what other researchers are doing as well as success stories of other faculty members at the news archive.
Contact UA's Office of Technology Transfer
170 University Circle
Akron, OH 44325-2103