AIA Impact on University Innovation and Tech Transfer

With the new First-Inventor-to-File system, the America Invents Act of 2012 has ushered in a particular set of challenges for universities and technology centers. Historically, these institutions wait to file patent applications until they receive financial support from an interested commercial vendor. Robert Greene Sterne, a founding director of intellectual property law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., suggests that in light of the new patent system, universities and tech transfer offices should review their business See more +
With the new First-Inventor-to-File system, the America Invents Act of 2012 has ushered in a particular set of challenges for universities and technology centers. Historically, these institutions wait to file patent applications until they receive financial support from an interested commercial vendor. Robert Greene Sterne, a founding director of intellectual property law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., suggests that in light of the new patent system, universities and tech transfer offices should review their business models to determine how they will protect their R&D and build their patent portfolios prior to going public with their innovations. See less -

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