Tech Transfer Process

While the process of technology commercialization can appear complex and daunting, the KUIC staff will work with researchers every step of the way, identifying roles, responsibilities and time lines throughout the process to increase the likelihood of success.

Roles and Responsibilities

Our staff has developed procedures to ensure smooth communications throughout the entire commercialization process.

Task Responsibility KUIC Researcher
Identify research for commercialization
Disclose research to KUIC  
Dialogue about disclosure
Assess disclosure for commercialization  
Provide feedback to inventor  
Begin patent process  
Assist attorneys with filing and documentation
Sign documentation for filing
Provide reference for filing  
Prepare non-confidential information
Market technology
Negotiate terms of licensing  
Communicate terms with inventor  
Sign licensing agreement  
Fulfill KUIC reporting obligation per policy  
Facilitate transfer of technology to licensee
Monitor agreement and distribute income