University Tech Transfer
With its proximity to leading centers of innovation – Caltech, JPL, Stanford, USC and the UC system – KPPB has vast experience assisting institutional technology transfer offices with the migration of inventions from the academic environment to the commercial sector. We summon technical proficiency and business experience to bridge the gap between the academic R&D environment and private-sector corporations wishing to license university technology.
We work closely with the inventors – scientists, engineers, researchers, chemists, physicists – as well as with university general counsel and licensing officers to seek IP protection for their discoveries, and subsequently help manage and license the technologies for public benefit. We aim to understand, secure and enforce the broadest protection possible by executing all critical patent filings in U.S. and foreign jurisdictions.
From its inception KPPB has made a real commitment to the culture of innovation in the academic environment. We regularly sponsor technology-transfer-related events, conduct pro bono on-campus lectures and provide entrepreneurial support.