Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Process for Intellectual Property

For additional information, contact Ann Smith, Assistant Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs.

PROPERTY DISCLOSURE PROCEDURES

  • Inventor completes an invention disclosure form
  • The form is routed to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for review
  • The Associate Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs determines whether or not the invention warrants further assessment
  • If further assessment is warranted, an independent assessment of patentability and marketability is conducted
  • A meeting is held with the inventor(s) to discuss the assessment
  • A decision is made as to whether or not a patent application is to be filed
  • A patent attorney may be selected to work with the inventor to prepare the provisional patent application
  • The provisional application is filed in the US Patent and Trademark Office
  • One year later the inventor(s) and Associate Vice President for Research determine the appropriateness of continuing the patent process in the U.S. and/or internationally

Marketing/Commercialization of Intellectual Property

It is the policy of the University to encourage the development and marketing of Intellectual Property, resulting from University research so as to benefit the public.  After submitting a patent application, faculty work with Xavier’s Technology Transfer Office and/or external Technology Transfer firms, to market and commercialize the Intellectual Property.  Appropriate companies will be contacted to assess their interest in obtaining a license to the patent. When an appropriate commercial partner is identified by the Technology Transfer Office, a license agreement will be negotiated and executed.  For more information, please contact Ann Smith, Assistant Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

504-520-5444

orsp@xula.edu