UARF is the official licensing arm for The University of Akron, which holds more than 400 active issued, pending and provisional patents. UARF works with licensees to offer flexible licensing terms that fit industry needs. UARF licensees range from Fortune 500 companies to early-stage startups and cover varied industries like advanced materials and coatings, specialty polymers, electronics, medical devices, biomimicry, sensors, and enterprise software.
To explore intellectual property that might add value to your institution:
If you want assistance with research or testing, UA's Office of Research can help you connect with UA faculty experts
For UA Inventors
University of Akron faculty disclose more than 80 inventions per year and their work has led to commercial products like crisper imaging smart phone screens and drug eluting coronary stents. If you think your research has led or is leading to a valuable invention, the first step to obtaining a patent is to disclose your invention. Fill out a Disclosure of Invention Form and email it to Kelly Bialek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also learn more about the patent process through the following resources: