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We focus on university research to promote progress of science by patenting quality inventions. Academic patents bring academic research closer to the industry and in the end to the users.
We Focus on University Research
- We understand University Research.
- We value contributions to science by faculty and grad students.
- We appreciate the sophistication level of university research.
- We promote university research by helping university researchers.
- We help university researchers to our best in the patent process.
Why Patent Academic Research?
- Academic patents enable progress of science. Malicious companies cannot patent similar research and stop others from developing or using that technology.
- Academic patents are valuable. Many academic patents cover important technologies which are highly sought after by the industry.
- Academic patents brings academic research to everybody faster. Companies developing services and products watch patents closely. Academic patents are a bridge that brings it in focus of those companies; companies license or buy those patents to bring that research to everybody. Some examples,
- Google began at Stanford University with PageRank Patent.
- Gatorade was invented and Patented at the University of Florida.
- Web browsers and plasma screens were created at the University of Illinois
- Allergy medicine Allegra (fexofenadine) was developed and Patented by Georgetown University.
- Academic patents bring research concepts closer to tangible products and services sought by the industry to bring to everyday life.
- Academic patents are enforceable without much investment through patent litigation financing companies and patent investment funds.
- Academic patents can be extremely valuable.
- Caltech won $1.1 billion patent award against Apple and Broadcom for infringing Wi-Fi chips (2020).
- Marvell Technology paid Carnegie Mellon University $750 million to settle the infringement of two hard disk drive patents (2016).
- University of Wisconsin won $234 million against Apple for iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus smartphones infringing a 1998 patent improving performance by predicting instructions (2015).
- Glaxo Wellcome, Inc paid the University of Minnesota $450 million for patents related to antiviral medication Ziagen, used in the treatment of AIDS (1999).
A very small percentage of patents are filed by and issued to university professors and researchers, even though the quality of the invention is high passing the high bar of journal and conference publications.
We focus on securing exclusive patent rights for inventions of university professors and researchers to promote the Progress of Science.
Patent tips for Faculty & Grad Students
- Patent must be filed within 1 year of conference paper publication, public presentation of the research, or other publication like posters etc.
- US permits publication of research up to 1 year before patent application filing date, as US permits 1 year grace period. Most other countries like EU or China permit only 6 months, and many countries permit NO grace period at all.
University Research is Important
University research labs are at the forefront of technology. University faculty and researchers bring quality inventions to humanity passing the high bar of journal and conference editorial board. Patenting these innovations can provide the springboard to launch startups or to monetize the invention. A lot of highly successful startups and high-tech companies, including Google, HP, Cisco, Qualcomm, Broadcom, Rambus, Sun Microsystems, Silicon Graphics, MathWorks, Akamai, Boston Dynamics, Bose, iRobot, among many others, started from university research bringing quality research to everyday use. Providing patent drafting and prosecution services to university researchers would contribute a bit in this cycle of innovation moving humanity forward.
50% discount for professors, researchers, and graduate students.
Published papers in conferences or journals are eligible for 50% discount to encourage patenting peer-reviewed quality innovation that has been comprehensively disclosed as a paper. Papers not published in peer-reviewed conferences or journals, preliminary ideas, or technical reports are eligible for 20% discount.
20% discount to file Patent application from papers published from NSF Grants, NSERC Grants, and other Research Grants, Postdoctoral Fellowships, Postgraduate and Doctoral Fellowships, including:
- NSF Research Grant
- NSF Research Funding
- NSF Faculty Research Award
- NSF Faculty Career Development Award
- NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship
- NSF Doctoral Fellowship
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
- GRFP – NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP)
- NSF Fastlane Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
- NSF Fastlane Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
- NSF Research Proposal
- NSERC Research Grant
- NSERC Research Funding Proposal
- NSERC Research Alliance Grant
- NSERC Collaborative Research and Development (CRD)
- NSERC Discovery Grant
- NIH Research Project Grant
- NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award
- NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award
- Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
- Research Chair
- Faculty Research Grant
- Young Investigator Award
- Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
- Doctoral Research Fellowship
- Graduate Research Scholarship
- Doctoral Dissertation Research Award
In US, National Science Foundation (NSF) promotes quality research and encourages university faculty research through NSF Faculty Research Award and NSF Faculty Career Development Award. NSF Research Grant and NSF Research Funding are awarded awarded through NSF Research Proposal process. Besides faculty research, NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship is awarded to promising postdoc fellows to facilitate quality postdoc research at postdoc jobs before moving on to a faculty position. NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship ensure that postdoc job positions are well-funded. NSF Doctoral Fellowship is awarded to doctoral students, and NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP) is awarded to graduate students. NSF also provides grants for small business innovation and small business technology transfer through NSF Fastlane Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and NSF Fastlane Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR).
Besides NSF, National Institute of Health (NIH) also funds research in healthcare including research on medical devices, medical diagnostic imaging, and medical instruments through NIH Research Project Grant awarded through NIH research proposal process. NIH awards NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award and NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award.
In Canada, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), which is similar to NSF, funds visionaries, explorers and innovators who are searching for the scientific and technical breakthroughs with NSERC Research Grant through NSERC Research Funding Proposal. 67% of all natural sciences and engineering researchers at Canadian universities and colleges are funded by NSERC Discovery Grants. NSERC Discovery Grants program assists in promoting and maintaining a diversified base of high-quality research capability in the natural sciences and engineering in Canadian universities. NSERC Alliance grants and NSERC Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) encourage university researchers to collaborate with partner organizations, which can be from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. NSERC also awards Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships for postdoc research at postdoc job positions. NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) program also provides support to a core of promising postdoctoral researchers at a pivotal position in their careers.
Universities also fund research through Research Chair, Faculty Research Grant and Young Investigator Award awarded to faculty from young investigator to seasoned research chair holders. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship are awarded to facilitate postdoc jobs where postdoc fellowship position holders do quality research before moving on to a faculty position. Postdoc research fellowships are awarded from university, in addition to NSF and NSERC, which awards NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF), and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships. Doctoral Research Fellowship, Doctoral Dissertation Research Award and Graduate Research Scholarship are awarded to graduate students doing research under the supervision of research faculty.
We promote research by professors, postdocs and grad students by helping to patent the fruits of research with generous 50% discount. We provide 50% discount to patent any research from NSF Research Grant, NSF Research Funding, NSF Faculty Research Award, NSF Faculty Career Development Award, NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship, NSF Doctoral Fellowship, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP), NSF Fastlane Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), NSF Fastlane Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), NSERC Research Grant, NSERC Research Alliance Grant, NSERC Collaborative Research and Development (CRD), NSERC Discovery Grant, NIH Research Project Grant, NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award, NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award, Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships, or university funded research grants or funding like Research Chair, Faculty Research Grant, Young Investigator Award, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Doctoral Research Fellowship, Graduate Research Scholarship, Doctoral Dissertation Research Award.
Published papers from conferences or journals are eligible for 50% discount to encourage patenting peer-reviewed quality innovation that has been comprehensively disclosed as a paper. Papers that has not been published, preliminary ideas, or technical reports are eligible for 20% discount.
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The patent attorney has helped us with two patents. What impressed us the most is his expertise in both technicality and law. Our previous perception of working with patent lawyers was that they may do a good job in filing and negotiating, but when it comes to drafting and especially the iterations of revisions, it takes a lot of time and effort to explain to them and reach an agreement. In this case, he has the technical background comparable to that of the inventors, so we only needed the extent of details sufficient to communicate with a co-inventor/colleague. In particular, in the process of drafting, he was clear about the key point of each claim and how the system works, and able to make the modifications to satisfy the filing requirements. When later we had to revise the claims a few times, he always managed to make the best trade-off possible that addressed the patent examiner’s challenges, while not hurting the scope and value of the invention. With the complexity already time-consuming for us (as required by filing a patent), he could even maintain a turnaround of a day or just several hours.
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Password triggered trusted encryption key deletion
A method of evaluating secrets in a computer system’s trusted execution environment, wherein after evaluation of secrets, a securely stored encryption key is either retrieved or deleted upon entering corresponding secret (password, graphical password, biometric information, data sequence, security token, etc.) or secrets. Deletion of the encryption key can happen in a verifiable manner or in a non-verifiable manner. If a storage is encrypted with the encryption key, deletion of the encryption key makes the encrypted storage irreversibly undecryptable, while retrieval of the key permits decryption of the storage. Two encryption keys can be used to encrypt two separate storages, and then securely stored and processed in the trusted execution environment. Each of the two encryption keys can be retrieved using one or more associated secrets (passwords, etc.), and one or more other secrets would delete the encryption key associated with a preselected storage.
Protection system and method against unauthorized data alteration
A system for protecting user-editable files against unauthorized data alteration or against compromised operating systems or compromised applications. It comprises of untrusted operating environments and a trusted operating environment. One or more untrusted operating environments makes available user-editable files for creation and editing, and are stored in a non-protected partition of storage drive. The trusted operating environment provides an authentication key to access protected partition of storage drive, and stores copies of user-editable files in a protected partition of storage drive. Each new stored copy of a user-editable file in the protected partition corresponds to a new or an updated version of the user-editable file. A set of files and folders can be initially selected in an uncompromised untrusted operating environment. A trusted updater module running inside the trusted operating environment can perform copying to protected partition. Scheduled tasks can also copy user-editable files. Untrusted operating environment can also be suspended prior to triggering the trusted environment.
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- IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV 2021)
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- IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2021
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- IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2021)
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- IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face & Gesture Recognition
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- IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2021)
- IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2021)
- IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA 2021)
- ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC 2021)
- ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW 2021)
- IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture
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- IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2021)
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- IEEE International Symposium on Parallel & Distributed Processing (IPDPS 2021)
- IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2021)
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