Considerations for Intellectual Property Management at Illinois Tech

The Office of Technology Development has prepared a four-part lunchtime series and will be sharing considerations and best practices for producing inventions, protecting intellectual property (IP), and licensing the IP to companies. We will explore topics such as invention disclosure, the invention evaluation process, patenting prosecution, marketing inventions to companies, and royalty sharing with inventors. We will also discuss licensing to startups, the anatomy of a license agreement, and license negotiations. This series is particularly great for graduate students and entrepreneurial and inventive faculty. Please join us and meet the technology development team and learn about IP handling at Illinois Tech.

Friday, February 15, 2019             12:50–1:40 p.m.      Wishnick Hall, WH 113

Technology Development at IIT

  • Compliance: The Bayh-Dole Act of 1980
  • The office staff and tools we use
  • How to engage OTD Services (invention disclosure)
  • Royalty-sharing at Illinois Tech
  • Q&A


Friday, March 15, 2019                 12:50–1:40 p.m.       Wishnick Hall, WH 113

Invention to Intellectual Property

  • Inventorship vs. authorship
  • Anatomy of the Illinois Tech Non-Disclosure Form
  • Q&A


Friday, April 19, 2019                   12:50–1:40 p.m.        Wishnick Hall, WH 113

Fundamentals of IP Commercialization I

  • Invention disclosure review
  • Non-confidential summaries preparation
  • Market outreach
  • Q&A


Friday, May 3, 2019                    12:50–1:40 p.m.           Wishnick Hall WH 113

Fundamentals of IP Commercialization II

  • License or startup
  • Anatomy of a license
  • License negotiations
  • Q&A