Technology Transfer: Making the Most of Your Intellectual Property

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Scientists in the laboratory often fail to take advantage of the commercial exploitation of their research. Technology Transfer is a careful account of how to start the process of commercialization of technology, and describes in detail the difficulties, and amount of time needed, to carry the process through to a successful conclusion. This book provides a much needed step-by-step guide to the commercialization of research. It addresses three major themes: how to protect your intellectual property; how to develop it commercially via licensing and business "start up"; and how to finance and manage your new company. This book is essential reading for any research scientist whose work has commercial applications.
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"...clear and readable...Practically all aspects of the TT process are covered...all the information supplied helps the researcher's understanding of the TT process..." The Biochemist

"...recommended reading for scientists having research with potential commercial application." Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

"Neil Sullivan has written a marvelous book. Sullivan has used his extensive experience in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and university techonology transfer to put together a very extensive treatise on patenting intellectual property, licensing, starting a company, financing start-ups and commercializing products. Some of the real gems in this book are how to write a business plan, strategies for successful negotiations and an excellent primer on financing and investment....[S]hould be mandatory reading for any entrepreneur. The discussion on creating and nurturing a company culture is excellent." Keith Redenbaugh, Journal of Food Biochemistry

"Neil Sullivan has written a marvelous book." Keith Redenbaugh, Journal of Food Biochemistry

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521460668
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue; Acknowledgements; 1. Bringing your technology to market; 2. So do you really have something of value?; 3. The first steps towards commercialisation of your technology; 4. The difficult problem of valuation of intellectual property; 5. Developing your ideas; 6. The licensing option; 7. Forming your own company; 8. Financing the business start up; 9. Making your technology a commercial success; 10. Conclusion; Appendices; Index.
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