URI TodaySunday, March 9, 2014
URI recognizes 70 faculty, staff, students for patents, intellectual property
The University of Rhode Island and the URI Research Foundation yesterday celebrated the innovative research and scholarly activity of 70 faculty, staff and students whose discoveries are in the process of being commercialized through patents, trademarks and licensing agreements. Efforts are underway to accelerate the process of commercializing these and other intellectual property developed on campus.
In 2013, six patents and one trademark were issued to URI researchers, and an additional 30 patent applications were filed. And more than 100 licensing and other legal agreements were signed with companies to use URI inventions and ideas, more than double the number from a year ago.
During the past three years, a total of…