Learn about Patents & Licensing
University of Akron faculty disclose more than 80 inventions per year and their work has led to commercial products like crisper imaging smart phone screens and drug eluting coronary stents. If you think your research has led or is leading to a valuable invention, the first step to obtaining a patent through the University of Akron is to disclose your invention. You can also learn more about the patent process through the resources below.
Inventor’s Guide to Technology Transfer
- See UA's Patenting and Technology Transfer process
- Inventor’s Guide to Tech Transfer outlines the patenting and licensing process, through which you can put your inventions to practical use and gain additional research funding
- Unofficial FAQs on U.S. Patent, Copyright, Trademark and Trade Secret Law
Policies & Procedures
- UARF’s Guidelines and Procedures
- UA Board Rule 3359-2-05: Research, Copyright, and Patent Policy
- UA Board Rule 3359-11-18: Conduct and Ethics Policy
- U.S. Patents Office
Stories about what other researchers are doing as well as success stories of other faculty members at the news archive.
Contact UA's Office of Technology Transfer
170 University Circle
Akron, OH 44325-2103
Faculty Research in UA News
Researchers to examine ways students across globe can collaborate on STEM work
Dr. Shivakumar Sastry receives National Science Foundation funding to develop prototype with applications beyond STEM education.
Mussels inspire development of waterproof adhesives
National Science Foundation grant supports UA researchers efforts to develop a synthetic mimic of mussel adhesives using soybean oil — a renewable resource.
UA polymer, chemistry professor receives lifetime achievement award from French university
George R. Newkome has worked with scholars at the University of Bordeaux for more than 20 years.