University of Iowa researchers may have recently heard about new regulations related to the 1980 Bayh-Dole Act around Intellectual Property (IP) for universities that receive federal grants.
Having clear and up-to-date protocols and policies around intellectual property (IP) is critically important for moving discovery at the University of Iowa forward. It ensures that inventions by faculty and staff are clearly identified, adequately protected, and leveraged in a way that benefits the inventor, the university, and the public—should the IP eventually translate into a commercial product, service, or company.
The University of Iowa is ramping up its efforts to identify, protect, and translate promising research into commercial ventures and launch more faculty startup businesses.
The University of Iowa Foundation (UIRF) and UI Ventures are committed to helping faculty protect intellectual property and translate research into commercially viable licensing opportunities and startups.
The two teams can help faculty understand and navigate the sometimes-challenging terrain of IP protection, whether this is their first experience in this area or they’re a seasoned pro.