Penn Center for Innovation

RESPONSIBILITIES OF PCI STAFF AND FACULTY

       PCI        

    Faculty     

Identify research program likely to produce results of commercial interest


Disclose research results to CTT

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

Provide copies of references and supporting materials for patent prosecution

Prepare non-confidential information

Market technology

Negotiate Option/License Agreement

Provide feedback to faculty on status of licensing

Sign deal acknowledgement form

Sign license

Fulfill Penn COI reporting obligation

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