McCoy Russell has substantial experience with academic and research institutions and their technology transfer offices. McCoy Russell provides specific support tailored to the unique challenges presented in academic and research environments pursuing technology commercialization. Our experience and strategic approach considers the full technology life cycle, from the evaluation stage to portfolio creation and development to licensing and post-grant proceedings.
The professionals at McCoy Russell have extensive experience working with a significant number of U.S. and international universities, including state and private universities. Our attorneys also have experience in supporting various start-ups that have spun-out of the academic institutions and universities. McCoy Russell works closely with technology transfer managers to ensure strategic alignment with the inventors and the output of commercially viable patent filings and resulting portfolios.
McCoy Russell focuses on innovation life-cycle support, from initial inventor disclosure meetings and review of the technology disclosure to commercial viability searching, patent drafting, patent prosecution, and portfolio development, as well as licensing negotiations and education. McCoy Russell’s experience with technology transfer includes direct support of academic faculty and students, both undergraduate and graduate, from initial concept development to follow-on innovations.
McCoy Russell also assists technology transfer offices by providing training programs for students, faculty, and staff to improve the efficiency and quality of patent filings. In addition to educational programs, we have developed proprietary software allowing us to perform detailed landscape searches to identify potential collaborators and licensing partners, and to highlight insights into the marketplace and commercial viability of their research.
Technology transfer work requires expertise in navigating complex rules and regulations. Special care is taken by McCoy Russell to ensure regulatory compliance as to government-funded work and work subject to government contracts. Requirements of the Bayh-Dole Act are front and center to effectively advise technology transfer offices.
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