University administration recently revised its executive policy that defines WSU’s policy regarding intellectual property, technology transfer and commercialization.
By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Commercialization
PULLMAN, Wash. – Research aids developed at Washington State University are more readily available to the researchers and companies that need them through an online store launched by WSU’s Office of Commercialization.
PULLMAN, Wash. – New federal guidelines for what products of nature might be eligible for patents will be discussed by a pharmacist/intellectual property lawyer at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Veterinary and Biomedical Research Building 305 at Washington State University Pullman. The presentation will be videoconferenced in SPBS 409 at WSU Spokane.
Research at WSU resulted in 15 separate patents in 2005, involving the expertise and commitment of 21 different faculty members, according to Keith Jones, director of WSU’s Office of Intellectual Property Administration.These accomplishments will be recognized during Showcase 2006 on March 24.“This is obviously very important to the work of the university,” Jones said. Receiving a patent can be a crucial step toward commercialization of a product, procedure or plant that can make a difference in people’s lives.“We don’t do this for financial gain,” Jones said, although it is nice if it happens.“We’re here to serve the faculty,” he said. “Very often it’s their desire … » More …