Intellectual Property Management and Commercialization


"Technology Transfer"


A substantial amount of research is being conducted at Western Michigan University resulting in new findings, developments, and discoveries that can benefit society. The transfer of these discoveries to the commercial sector is coordinated through the Intellectual Property Management and Commercialization ("technology transfer") function. The Office of the Vice President of Research is responsible for the management and commercialization of WMU's intellectual property

Contact us regarding research discoveries that may have commercial value, for securing IP rights (e.g., patents, copyrights) for such discoveries, and for IP commercialization strategies. We also provide consulting on how to work with corporations regarding IP issues and sponsored research and how to maximize research impact by combining publications with IP rights.

Commercialization success stories at WMU

U.S. Government Info

For intellectual property and commercialization inquiries contact:

    Dr. Clark Bennett, Director
    Intellectual Property Management and Commercialization
    Office of the Vice President for Research
    (269) 387-8218

 
Office of the Vice President for Research
Western Michigan University
210 W Walwood Hall
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5456 USA
(269) 387-8298 | (269) 387-8276 Fax