PURPOSE OF THIS MEETING. • Introduce JSC Scientists and Engineers to the Commercialization Process at JSC • Begin the Dialogue -- Show How the Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office Can Assist the JSC Organizations and Innovators Commercialize Their Technologies.
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• Introduce JSC Scientists and Engineers to the Commercialization Process at JSC
• Begin the Dialogue -- Show How the Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office Can Assist the JSC Organizations and Innovators Commercialize Their Technologies
JSC Technology Commercialization
to. . .
transfer and enable commercialization
of NASA-JSC technologies
to the private sector to create jobs,
improve productivity and
increase U.S. competitiveness.
• Introduction to Commercialization at JSC
• Incentives for Inventors and JSC Organizations
• The Commercialization Process
• Commercializing Your Own Technologies
• Next Steps
• Points - of - Contact
• Technology Transfer - The handoff of technological innovation, discoveries, or inventions from one organization to another
• Technology Commercialization - Technology transfer that ultimately results in commercially viable products
• Dual Technology Development - Industry/Government Cooperative Research & Development. Also know as Pre-competitive R&D.
• Space Commercialization (not our job ... yet)
•• Space Utilization - Using the unique environment of space to produce commercially viable products
•• Space Privatization - Transferring control of some aspect of space exploration and development from the public sector to the private sector
The JSC Office of Technology Transfer and Commercialization
• Professional Prestige and Publicity for Receiving Patents
• Monetary Awards
•• $500 upon patent application filing ($250 each for multiple inventors)
•• $500 ($250 each for multiple innovators) NASA Tech Briefs publication award for software innovations.
•• $150 NASA Tech Briefs publication award for all others.
•• Supplemental awards up to $100,000
• Royalties – Stevenson-Wydler & Technology Transfer Acts (1986)
•• NASA Inventor receives first $2000 of royalties + 25% thereafter
•• JSC receives remaining royalties (NOT Federal Treasury)
• Invention Disclosure (NASA Form 425)
• Patent Rights Questionnaire
• New Technology Report - (NASA Form 666A)
• Background info - reports, presentations, etc.
Contractor File for
Govt File for
* Contractors have first right of refusal for pursuing patent protection
• If a patent is not filed for within one year of public disclosure, the innovation or invention becomes part of the public domain
• Examples of public disclosure may include publications, presentations, using the invention for its intended purpose or even open discussions about the invention
• Discussions and presentations within the NASA/Contractor community are generally not considered public disclosure
• In most cases, nondisclosure agreements must be signed when presenting or discussing innovations or inventions outside the NASA community
Each Division and Contractor Organization Will Have A Commercialization Point-Of-Contact
• Provide a primary point-of-contact between the division and the JSC Commercialization Team
• Track emerging innovations within the organization and coordinate commercialization planning
• Assist inventors in all steps of the innovation & invention process
• Coordinate New Technology Reporting and Technical Evaluations for patentability
The Technical Monitor and Contract Officer’s Technical Representative are obligated to verify New Technology Reporting
A software system developed to provide cost effective tools for the production of artificial intelligence and expert systems software. It is widely distributed and is presently being used in many applications in government and in private industry. CLIPS is distributed by COSMIC and has over 4000 known users. It has been nominated for the 1994 Space Technology Hall of Fame Award.
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
• Your Commercialization Point of Contact is Your Primary Source of Information
• We'll Be Back - We'd Like to See What Technologies You're Working On
• If you Think Your Technology Might Have Some Commercial Potential - Talk to Your Management, Your Commercialization Point of Contact, and Call Us
• We'll Start The Dialogue on the Process, Potential Markets, Criteria, Options, and Pros & Cons -- As it Specifically Applies to You and Your Technology
Hank Davis, NASA - JSC / HA
Tel. 713-483-0474, Fax: 713-244-8452
Bob Dotts, NASA - JSC / HA
Tel. 713-483-0295, Fax: 713-244-8452
Kyle Fairchild, NASA-JSC / HA
Tel. 713-483-4988, Fax: 713-244-8452
Ed Fein, Patent Counsel, JSC / HA,
Tel. 713-483-4871, Fax: 713-244-8452
NASA Johnson Space Center
Technology Transfer and Commercialization