Office of Research Awareness: Introduction to the Office of Technology Transfer and the SU Ownership and Management of Intellectual Property Policy

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Register in Advance at: https://syracuseuniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApf-mtpzgvE9WP0CRfVw3beUBEb3EdMgUA

Presenters will provide an overview of the types of intellectual property protection available for technologies, including software, such as patents and copyrights, and provide tips on when and how researchers should engage with the office. This session will also review researchers’ rights and responsibilities under the Ownership and Management of Intellectual Property at Syracuse University.

Congratulations to Inventors – Recent Patents Issued

The Office of Technology Transfer congratulates the researchers who have had patents issue in the past year.

It is an accomplishment to see a patent ultimately issue from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.  We wish to thank the current and former Syracuse University researchers for their commitment and recognize this accomplishment.

This list represents recently issued patents affiliated with research in the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, and the School of Information Studies.

Micro Environmental Control System
Inventor:
H. Ezzat Khalifa – Patent Number: 10,782,052
Issue Date:
September 22, 2020

Efficient Channel Estimation and Symbol Detection for Massive MIMO-OFDM
Inventors:
Biao Chen, Michal Gans, John Matyjas – Patent Number: 10,785,060
Issue Date:
September 22, 2020

Tryptamine-Based SHIP Inhibitors for the Treatment of Cancer
Inventors:
John Chisholm, William G. Kerr, Sandra Fernandes Denney – Patent Number: 10,736,877
Issue Date:
August 11, 2020

Compositions and Methods for Enhancing Peptide Stability Against Protease Digestion
Inventors:
Robert Doyle, Jonathan Bortz, David Hermelin – Patent Number: 10,716,827
Issue Date:
July 21, 2020

Peptides for Prevention of HIV Infection
Inventors: Ivan V. Korendovych – Patent Number: 10,695,399
Issue Date: June 30, 2020

Method to Control Void Formation in Nanomaterials using Core/Alloy Nanoparticles with Stainless Interfaces
Inventors: Mathew M. Maye, Wenjie Wu – Patent Number: 10,695,831
Issue Date: June 30, 2020

Preventing Central Nervous System Induced Nausea Through Use of Vitamin B12 Conjugation
Inventors: Robert Doyle – Patent Number: 10,695,434
Issue Date: June 30, 2020

Flame-Assisted Fuel Cell Integrated Rich Burn, Quick Mix, Lean Burn Combustion for Reduced NOx
Inventors: Jeongmin Ahn, Ryan Milcarek – Patent Number: 10,690,030
Issue Date: June 23, 2020

Website Authentication Using an Internet Connected Device
Inventors: Yang Wang, Natã Barbosa – Patent Number: 10,616,217
Issue Date: April 7, 2020

Robust and Stable Autonomous Vision-Inertial Navigation System for Unmanned Vehicles
Inventors: Amit K. Sanyal, Sasi Prabhakaran Viswanathan – Patent Number: 10,578,457
Issue Date: March 3, 2020

Power and Refrigeration Cascade System
Inventors: H. Ezzat Khalifa – Patent Number: 10,539,348
Issue Date: January 21, 2020

Optically and Mechanically Active Nanoscale Media
Inventors: Patrick Mather, Amir Torbati, Ryan Mather – Patent Number: 10,519,568
Issue Date: December 31, 2019

Peptides for the Prevention of HIV Infection
Inventors: Ivan V. Korendovych – Patent Number: 10,512,666
Issue Date: December 24, 2019

Antifouling Urinary Catheters with Shape Memory Topographic Patterns
Inventors: Dacheng Ren, Huan Gu – Patent Number: 10,500,370
Issue Date: December 10, 2019

Functionally Graded Shape Memory Polymer
Inventors: Patrick Mather, Xiaofan Luo, Andrew M. DiOrio, Kyung-Min Lee – Patent Number: 10,471,648
Issue Date: November 12, 2019

Mode Converter and Quadrant Photodiode for Sensing Optical Cavity Mode Mismatch
Inventors: Stefan Ballmer, Fabian Magaña-Sandoval, Thomas Vo, Daniel Vander-Hyde, Jax Sanders – Patent Number: 10,453,971
Issue Date: October 22, 2019

Please note:  Patents and patent applications are added to Experts@Syracuse quarterly, soon after they are made public.  They are listed in the “Research Output” section.

Much of the above listed intellectual property is available for licensing. Companies and non-for-profits interested in exploring commercial applications should contact the Syracuse University Office of Technology Transfer.

Article: Take Steps to Avoid Patent-Killing “Pre-Print” Disclosures

In the ever-changing publishing environment, researchers need to disclose their patentable research to the Office of Technology Transfer, before sharing it with any publisher, to retain both US and foreign patent rights.  This article authored by David Schwartz and published by Tech Transfer Central provides a few examples of instances where pre-print on-line disclosures by publishing companies extinguished patent protection:

Take Steps to Avoid Patent-Killing “Pre-Print” Disclosures

If you have an invention to disclose, please complete the on-line invention disclosure, or if you have any questions regarding your research and possible parent protection, please contact the Office of Technology Transfer.

Technology Transfer Business Continuity Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Technology Transfer Services

All services provided by Technology Transfer will continue. Technology Transfer will communicate if additional time is required due to remote work arrangements of office staff and our partners (patent counsel, technology transfer and research staff at other universities, etc.).

  • Meetings with researchers and corporate partners that would normally be held in-person will now be held via conference call or using virtual meeting platforms.
  • Documents that require signatures will be circulated using Adobe Sign if possible. If Adobe Sign is not possible, signature instructions will be emailed to the signee. Technology Transfer will temporarily suspend the notary requirement on documents that require notarization.

Additional Considerations

It remains critical to provide Technology Transfer as much time as possible to evaluate and protect intellectual property prior to any publications or presentations (in-person or virtual). Researchers should evaluate their work for patentable inventions and report those inventions as soon as possible. Instructions and a link are available on the Submit an Invention Disclosure website. We recognize that publications relating to understanding, diagnosing, treating, or immunizing against COVID-19 are likely to be fast-tracked for public dissemination. Researchers active in this space are asked to identify themselves to Technology Transfer.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office deadlines are set by statute and are unlikely to change. At this time, Technology Transfer has not been notified of any deadline changes or extensions. The deadlines that have been communicated to you by Technology Transfer or patent counsel are in effect.  We are monitoring communications from the U.S. Government and will update researchers if circumstances change. If you are unable to meet a deadline, contact our office as soon as possible to discuss options.

How to Communicate with Technology Transfer

Technology Transfer will continue to communicate with the university research enterprise (faculty, staff and students) and non-university partners (government, corporate and non-profit) through the following methods: E-mail; voicemail and return phone calls; scheduled conference call meetings; Microsoft Teams and Zoom Virtual Meetings. If you have a question or to arrange a virtual meeting or conference call, please contact us.

For more information on the Syracuse University, Office of Research business continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic, click on the link to view the Office of Research Service Continuity Planning for COVID-19 page.