Patent Technology Landscapes For Assessing Intellectual Property In Academic Environments

By Joe Wyse, Ken Zinda, Greg Gerhardt, Peter Huettl, Bob Gregory and Eric A. Grulke

Joe Wyse

Wyse Innovations

Ken Zinda

Inspherion Inc.

Greg Gerhardt

University of Kentucky

Peter Huettl

University of Kentucky Medical Center

Robert Gregory, PhD

University of Kentucky

Eric A. Grulke

University of Kentucky

The patent technology landscape is an analytical tool widely used in industry to assess the value of and guide the development of intellectual property (IP) into commercial products and processes. Although academia increasingly faces the similar need to assess commercial potential of university-created IP, the tool has not been used in university settings because it requires third party data inputs and experienced analysts who are more typically used by industry.

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