Penn Center for Innovation

Faculty’s Responsibilities

Those in red are shared responsibilities with PCI

  • Identify research program likely to produce results of commercial interest
  • Disclose research results to CTT
  • Faculty-CTT dialogue about disclosure
  • Assist counsel with patent prosecution
  • Sign documents required for patenting and licensing
  • Provide copies of references and supporting materials for patent prosecution
  • Prepare non-confidential information
  • Market technology
  • Sign deal acknowledgement form
  • Fulfill Penn COI reporting obligation
  • Facilitate “transfer” of technology from Penn to licensee, as appropriate

 

PCI’s Responsibilities

Those in red are shared responsibilities with faculty

  • Identify research program likely to produce results of commercial interest
  • Faculty-CTT dialogue about disclosure
  • Assess disclosure for patentability
  • Provide feedback to PI about assessment
  • Select and pay patent counsel to prepare and file patent application for select inventions
  • Assist counsel with patent prosecution
  • Sign documents required for patenting and licensing
  • Prepare non-confidential information
  • Market technology
  • Negotiate Option/License Agreement
  • Provide feedback to faculty on status of licensing
  • Sign license
  • Facilitate “transfer” of technology from Penn to licensee, as appropriate
  • Monitor license agreement, pay ongoing patent maintenance fees,
    and distribute net income in accordance with Penn Patent Policy