Technology Commercialization Series
UIRF offers several introductory courses to the UI community. Fall classes will be held at UCC, conference room 2670 within the Office of the Vice President for Research. Location for the spring classes is TBD. Classes are discussion-based and participants are encouraged to bring questions.
These classes are designed to give faculty, staff and students an introduction to the commercialization process from invention disclosure through post-licensing. Participants will gain a better understanding on how to approach innovation, and how UIRF gets their ideas to the market; by licensing to an existing company or a start-up.
Each class is independent of the others and participants do not need to be currently working with UIRF to join. The series is offered at the end of the fall semester and again in the start of the spring semester.
|Course #||Course Title||Date||Time|
|Disclosure and Intellectual Property (IP)||11/09/2023||3:00-4:30pm|
|Licensing and Commercialization||12/07/2023||3:00-4:30pm|
|Disclosure and Intellectual Property (IP)||02/08/2024||3:00-4:30pm|
|Licensing and Commercialization||03/07/2024||3:00-4:30pm|
This class provides an overview of the disclosure process, including when and how to submit an invention disclosure, and an introduction on intellectual property (IP), with a focus on patents and copyrights. Learn about patentability, inventorship, and ownership of IP.
This class provides an overview of the commercialization process, and the IP, marketing, and licensing strategy. We will also discuss various agreements that grant rights to intellectual property, which might be of interest to those interested in entrepreneurship.
Accessing the Course
Log in to UI Self Service, My Career, learning and Development and select My Training, then the course #.
If you are having trouble registering for the class please reach out to Mihaela Bojin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Innovators are encouraged to read the article "Understanding the Basics of Patenting". Published in Nature Biotechnology, this article reviews patent basics, application and prosecution, and commonly used terms.
Occasionally, UIRF becomes aware of educational webinars on topics that may interest innovators, such as applying for SBIR/STTR grants, fundraising, intellectual property, or entrepreneurship. Please visit the UIRF LinkedIn page for up-to-date information on these webinars as they are released.
Innovators interested in forming a start-up are encouraged to reach out to UI Ventures, who supports the commercialization of innovative University of Iowa technology. Additionally, UIRF has put together a list of entrepreneurial resources for faculty interested in learning more about start-up formation and invention commercialization.
Connect with the Licensing Team
If you have a question or would like to speak with one of our licensing team members, please join our Inventor Office Hour on Tuesdays from 4-5pm via Zoom.