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Communication management: Managing Information to secure IP rights. “From Invention to Market 2003” Wright State University Student Union May 7, 2003. Complexity of an invention…. Each technological contribution makes the market uniqueness of the invention. Techno “n”. Techno 1

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communication management managing information to secure ip rights

Communication management:Managing Information to secure IP rights

“From Invention to Market 2003”

Wright State University Student Union

May 7, 2003

Isabelle Gorrillot, D.Sc. Associate Director for Technology Transfer

complexity of an invention
Complexity of an invention….
  • Each technological contribution makes the market uniqueness of the invention

Techno “n”

Techno 1

€ marketed product

Techno 2

Known, public

Techno 3

(secret-market ??)

Commercial Assessment –Value?

the ip toolbox what for
The IP toolbox…. What for?
  • Numerous forms of IP tools…
    • Know-How, Trade Secrets, Patents, Trademarks

EXCLUSIVITY RIGHTS

@ Bench

Market

DISCLOSURE

PRIVATE

PUBLIC

publish or patent
PUBLISH or…. PATENT????
  • GROSS GOAL = SAME

Make a technology known -> PUBLIC DOMAIN

  • Degree of FREEDOM: DIFFERENT………..
    • Publication -> NO Property right
    • Patent -> property right -> commercial exclusivity

Patentingsecures freedom of choice…

…..whether to commercialize an invention…. OR

…..to make it available for free to the public

the university as a place of collaboration
The University as a place of COLLABORATION…
  • WSU has many active collaborations

...Esp. with governmental agencies such as the DoD

  • WSU has / seeks other partnerships

… esp. corporate partners

  • Adequate management of information is important to them

…Therefore it should be important tous….

  • Remember…. Funding… credibility… leverage….

MANAGE INFORMATION DISCLOSURE!!!

disclosure management 1
Disclosure management….(1)
  • One never knows whether a project today may not be subject to a collaboration with a corporation or governmental agency tomorrow……
  • One never knows whether he/she will not be interested in seeking commericalization….. Or company creation….
disclosure management 2 therefore
Disclosure management……(2)THEREFORE….
  • Disclose soundly…..
    • YOU are the scientific experts…..

YOU know better than anybody else what is public vs. confidential

    • Collaborate w/other scientists! But manage the information you exchange….
    • Any doubt???? Please contact the TTO!
  • Beware of “business” outfits…..

……..Seeking “general information… offering help….

DISCLOSED = OUT OF YOUR CONTROL

managed information
Advantages

Secure access to IP rights

Control over use of information (e.g. credibility, accurate representation)

Enforceability

Disadvantages

Can be felt as a constraint

Managed Information…

KEY:

DISCLOSURE TIMING

free sharing of information
Advantages

Complete freedom

Disadvantages

Precludes IP protection

In whole or in part…..

Potential for misuse, misrepresentation

Free-sharing of information….
university mission and t2
University Mission and T2
  • Mission of the WSU as a public University

To drive the economic development

Local –> State -> Nation

supported by WSU credibility and goodwill

  • T2 =instrumentof this drive
    • improve educational momentum
    • job creation through entrepreneurship
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Need to reconcile cultural differences industry/ government agencies/ academia =>economic development
  • Technology Transfer

vector of economic development

requires management of information

  • TTO is available to HELP you to better manage information
  • Contact TTO at will, esp. when in doubt… #2651!