Blog Posts in: Intellectual Property

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New Software Will Streamline the Innovation Commercialization Process

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
As the University of New Hampshire’s innovation and commercialization activity continues to expand, UNHInnovation remains committed to making the intellectual asset management workflow more transparent and efficient. With that goal in mind, our office is investing in new technology that will streamline our processes and procedures. Read More
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UNH's Recently Issued Patents

Friday, May 11, 2018
Check out some of the recent issued patents from UNH's innovative researchers. Read More
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Just Released! UNHInnovation's Innovator's Guide to Commercialization

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
UNHInnovation (UNHI) recently released the Innovator's Guide to Commercialization in an effort to help lead faculty, staff, and students through the commercialization process at UNH. Read More
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Welcoming Chris Harris, New Licensing Manager for Creative Works

Thursday, July 7, 2016
UNHInnovation is excited to welcome Chris Harris, the new licensing manager for creative works, to the team. Read More
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Obtaining Patent Protection for Life Sciences Academic Research

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Patent protection rewards an inventor with a 20-year monopoly for the public disclosure of their invention. In order to be granted a patent, an invention must meet the statutory requirements of Title 35 of the U.S. Code (35 U.S.C.), which are: patentable subject matter, adequate disclosure, usefulness, novelty, and non-obviousness. As a life scientist as well as student at UNH School of Law, I am most interested in how these statutory requirements present unique challenges to academic research, especially in the field of molecular biology (e.g. Molecular Pathology, Inc. v. Myriad Genetics,... Read More
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Reflecting on My Internship with UNHInnovation

Monday, August 17, 2015
Having recently completed my Master’s Program in Justice Studies at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), I have had time to reflect on my current work and future goals. UNH’s website defines the goal of the Justice Studies program is as follows: To “provide a broad understanding of justice, crime, and law. It provides tools for reasoned appraisal of how the justice system works and what policies underlie it. The program familiarizes students with legal and justice ideas, justice institutions, and legal processes. It draws on a variety of disciplines, subjects, and research methodologies for... Read More
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Creative Works Symposium at UNH

Monday, March 30, 2015
As a UNH graduate student, I have been interning with UNHInnovation (UNHI) to learn more about copyright law and the future of intellectual property. My research has culminated in a graduate studies project, a Creative Works Symposium. The goal of this project is to better inform faculty and students about the impact of intellectual property rights on universities and to answer questions faculty or students may have in regards to intellectual property, including copyright and trademark laws. Read More
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Commercialization? Not me!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
One of the elements of my job that I really enjoy is presenting to UNH faculty, staff, and students about technology transfer. What is it? Why do we do it? How do we do it? Over the years, a common reaction to these questions has been: “Why do I need to care about commercialization?” “I’m not interested in it, and it’s not right for my work nor for me.” Rather than being a conversation stopper, this creates the perfect opening for a discussion about why commercialization is absolutely right for you. A few basics first and then I’ll get to “why you:” Read More
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Including a Commercialization Plan in Your Next Grant Proposal

Thursday, January 1, 2015
This summer, UNHInnovation (UNHI) had the opportunity to host a roundtable discussion at the regional NORDP (National Organization of Research Development Professionals) meeting held at UNH. Our discussion was loosely themed “Commercialization, Technology Transfer, and Innovation,” all favorite topics of our office. Read More
Quaterrylene Synthesizing Process

Seeking Partners to Commercialize One-Step Process for Synthesizing Quaterrylene

Thursday, January 1, 2015
Quaterrylene is an aromatic hydrocarbon (essentially a small piece of graphene) with many applications in organic photovoltaics, organic thin-film transistors, and organic light emitting diodes due to its photophysical and semiconducting properties. Despite the unique value of quaterrylene, the current availability of quaterrylene is limited. Existing methods of synthesizing quaterrylene are expensive, time consuming, and result in low yields. In addition, these methods are only suitable for small-scale reactions. Read More