The Office of Technology Management uses a comprehensive approach to translate innovative ideas into technologies that improve patient care and the overall health of our community. We assist inventors by moving novel therapies and technologies through the patenting process to commercialization. This allows the inventors to focus on research and clinical activities. Our comprehensive approach includes:
Education in technology development processes and Summa Health's intellectual property policy
Development of patenting and licensing strategy
Intellectual property review
Business viability assessment including product feasibility and market forces, and position in the intellectual property landscape
Access to clinical trials, translational research, animal facilities, and expert staff for further development
Technology licensing and commercialization
We work closely with outside intellectual property law firms to evaluate the patentability of new technologies and prosecute patent applications in the United States and around the world.