The technology transfer services of UneMed is dedicated to ensure proper protection for the intellectual property rights for every University of Nebraska technology transfer process.
Online PR News – 28-July-2012 – Omaha, NE – The predominant and primary function of UNeMed is to ensure flawless University of Nebraska technology transfer procedure maintaining all the legal formalities. This office of technology transfer, of University of Nebraska Medical Center works closely with the faculty and staffs of the University. The main objective of UNeMed is to transform the breakthrough inventions on the University to commercially viable and benevolent products through licensing of technology tools and researches. UNeMed executes the entire procedure of technology transfer step by step according to the Board of Regents’ policy, federal law for technology transfer and policies of funding agencies.
Selection And Presentation Of Researches – As per the regulation, every invention that is made in the University of Nebraska Medical Center, needs to be reported to UNeMed. For notifying UNeMed about inventions, researchers need to fill up the New Invention Notification (NIN) form. This form actually provides all information that is required for patent filling and commercial viability of the research. On the basis of the evaluation of all NIN submitted to UNeMed, the potential of the research is determined by the office. Then UNeMed decides about the appropriate method for securing Intellectual property rights for the research. Once that is done then specific technologies are presented to the willing companies for University of Nebraska technology transfer. During selection of the research the business potential and future research scope for the technology is also considered by UNeMed.
Executing The Technology Transfer Process – Once an organization expresses their interest to get license for a technology invented at UNMC, UNeMed prepares all the documentation required to complete the University of Nebraska technology transfer. The first agreement that UNeMed executes is the Material Transfer Agreement (MTA). This agreement is about the terms and conditions that allow other researchers to use the technology tools that are invented at University of Nebraska Medical Center. The biggest advantage of this MTA is that it lets the researchers to share the technology tools with other organizations and maintain the commercial qualities of the product at the same time. While preparing this agreement UNeMed makes sure that any Federal law or State law is not violated in the agreement. The step that is taken by the technology transfer services is the Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA). This agreement enables the faculty and staff of University of Nebraska Medical Center to negotiate with other organizations or third party even before the intellectual property rights filing. This agreement also permits the researchers to discuss about unpublished works with other organizations without compromising the secrecy of the research.
Apart from initiating and executing technology transfer licensing UNeMed also arranges for summer and semester internship for the students of different departments including marketing, contracts, patents, and invention evaluation. This way they are preparing a professional work force for technology transfer service.