If you develop a commercially valuable idea at St George’s, we will support you to succeed.
Your intellectual property (IP) rights at St George's
St George's is highly active in promoting research programmes with potential commercial outcomes. The Joint Research and Enterprise Office manages all aspects of IP at St George's and has a dedicated Technology Transfer Manager for each research group’s project.
Our IP Policy is available on our Policies page.
We provide a full service to the inventors of new IP, including:
- Individual invention disclosure assessment
- Prior art searches for related documents
- Confirmation of the IP ownership rights
- Patent protection and prosecution, together with our professional external patent attorneys
- Market research and planning for commercialisation
- Marketing, including the preparation of marketing fliers
- Identification of potential licensees for the technology
- Licence negotiations
- IP management post-licensing
- Distribution of revenues to inventors from commercialisation returns
Choosing the right kind of IP
IP available for licensing can fall into many categories, principally:
- patents for new technologies, covering inventions of procedures, devices, medicinal products, biological reagents
- software solutions around medical applications, data analytics,
- copyright in apps and massive open online course (MOOCs)
- know-how around new technology development, which may be kept in stealth mode
- copyright in medical questionnaires
- database rights for medical, scientific and population data
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