Resources for Inventors

At The Rockefeller University, technology transfer involves the movement of research results from the laboratory toward the marketplace. The Technology Transfer Office is a service department of the University that facilitates the protection and further development of technologies developed by personnel of the University.

POLICIES OF THE ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY

DISCLOSURE OF A NEW TECHNOLOGY

WHO TO CONTACT

For questions about University Policy, licensing, internal and external relations, new technology disclosures, and intellectual property issues, please contact Kathleen Denis.

For questions about new technology disclosures, please contact Tari Suprapto.

For all questions regarding patent and Intellectual Property, please contact Joseph Cagno.

For all questions regarding material transfer agreements, inter-institutional relations and agreements please contact Nidhi Sabharwal.

For questions regarding license income distribution, patent expenses, and payments under agreements, please contact Tina Vanarthos.

INFORMATION ON MATERIAL TRANSFER AGREEMENTS

MODEL AGREEMENTS

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why is the university interested in technology transfer?
What is a patent?
Who is an inventor?
What are the criteria for a patent?
Can you publish while applying for a patent?
What about the sponsors of my research?
Why is record keeping important?
What is a copyright?
How are copyrights registered?
Do I have to mark my publications?
What are tangible materials?

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER LINKS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Council on Governmental Relations
Association of University Technology Managers
National Technology Transfer Website
TechEx

Intellectual property and patents:

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Intellectual Property Network
European Patent Office
Index to Manual of Classification of Patents (method of classification)
The Provisional Application

Funding sources:

National Institutes of Health
National Science Foundation
COS Funding Opportunities
Commerce Business Daily
GrantsNet

Company databases and information:

BioOnline
Hoover's Online
EDGAR Archives
CorpTech