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Call for Nominees for Dean’s Award 2015

The Dean's Award in Clinical & Translational Science was created to recognize MCW faculty and staff who have made a significant contribution to advancing translational science. The Award will be presented at the MCW Convocation Ceremony on October 6, 2015. Please take a moment to...

Module 1: When is something of commercial value?

Your Technology Transfer Office is interested in patenting those inventions with commercial value. If you have developed something, or are working on something that might have wider use or have the potential to be more broadly applied, it could be of commercial interest for public...

Discovery Radio – Episode #16 – National Immunization Awareness Month

It’s back-to-school time and that has many parents talking about immunizations. Getting vaccinated is important to keep kids healthy while in school, but immunizations continue well into your adulthood. On today’s program, we’ll talk about the importance of immunizations throughout your lifetime and about the...

Module 2: How do I document discoveries?

Establishing a timeline for your invention is important and it may influence patentability in the US and foreign countries. Your Technology Transfer Office will help you in developing a timeline. Keep extensive notebooks that can be saved and tracked; these should include any facts or circumstances...

Funding Opportunity from MCW’s Digestive Disease Center

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Digestive Disease Center is accepting grant applications for fiscal year 2015. This Funding Opportunity Announcement issued by the Digestive Disease Center (DDC) invites submission of investigator-initiated research grants that support original research on digestive diseases, including upper gut motility and acid...

Module 3: What is the patenting process?

Download a PowerPoint presentation that outlines the legal aspects of the patent process. How do I protect my invention? First and foremost it is important to protect your invention by filing an application BEFORE publically disclosing your idea. In many cases, public disclosure can kill your chances of...

Module 4: What are the expectations of the Technology Transfer Office?

The technology transfer office considers you a partner in the process. Both the inventors and the technology transfer office staff have distinct responsibilities. Inventor responsibilities Disclose inventions to the tech transfer office. Assign (or give ownership) of your invention to your employing institution. Submit all relevant data and materials...

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