Patenting the Results of Collaborative Research

In the past, research was carried out primarily by employees who had an obligation to assign ownership of their inventions to the same employer.  It was often the case that an employee conceived an improvement to another employee’s invention that might be deemed obvious (and, hence, unpatentable) in view of the original invention.  To avoid [...]

Sign Up for the 11th Biennial Hawaii SBIR Federal Funding Conference

 

This is a great opportunity to learn about the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs and to meet Federal program managers.  With some coaching, Hawaii small businesses have a one in four chance of winning an $80,000 to $100,000 Phase I award to investigate the technical and financial feasibility [...]

Ownership of New Plants in Government-Funded Research

 

The ownership of inventions that are conceived or first actually reduced to practice in performance of a U.S. Government-funded experimental, developmental or research project by a small business (e.g., a person or company) or a nonprofit organization (e.g., a university) is controlled by the Bayh-Dole Act.  With technology inventions (e.g., machines, articles of manufacture, compositions [...]

 

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