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Technology Transfer Office (TTO)

Vision

To improve potential for commercializing research carried out within the Manipal Academy of Higher Education system.

 

Mission

To support commercialization of research generated after assessing market potential, including potential for securing various forms of Intellectual Property, within Manipal Academy of Higher Education by coordinating with researchers from Health Sciences, Technology, Management and other research disciplines.

 

Objectives

  • To support researchers in acquiring various forms of Intellectual Property.
  • To coordinate with researchers in identifying research for potential commercialization.
  • To sensitize and create awareness among various stakeholders regarding Intellectual Property and importance of technology transfer.
  • To facilitate licensing/knowhow through technology transfer.

Standard Operating Procedure for filing patent applications from Manipal Academy of Higher Education

 

Stage 1

  • Inventor submits an abstract of invention to Technology Transfer Office in Invention Disclosure Form

Stage 2

  • Technology Transfer Office Carries out a Prior Art Search
  • Prior Art Search Report is sent to the Investigator            

Stage 3

  • Based on the Prior Art Search report, Inventor(s) decided whether to proceed with filing patent application or need to make changes            

Stage 4

  • Decision to file a patent application is communicated to the Technology Transfer Office

Stage 5

  • Technology Transfer Office identifies a suitable partner among the selected partners for filing patent application
  • The decision to file a patent application is communicated to finance/legal department and office of Directorate of Research. The finance department may make appropriate provision to pay the professional fees to the partner in consultation with the inventor. Technology Transfer Office shall be kept informed by Finance department of actions taken.

Stage 6

  • The inventor provides required data to Technology Transfer Office/Partner

Stage 7

  • Technology Transfer Office/Inventors/Partners shall coordinate for further processing of applications
  • Technology Transfer Office monitors the process of patent application process till its outcome