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For NSU Faculty

A member of our team will be pleased to assist you in assessing whether your research is a patentable invention. For an invention to be patentable it must be novel, non-obvious and useful.

There are 3 ways you can recognize whether you have an invention.

  • Your discovery meets a need or solves an existing problem.
  • You have promising scientific data or a working prototype device.
  • You are not aware of prior art. Prior art is information (e.g. publications, posters, abstracts etc.) which describes any part of your discovery that is publicly available.

If you’re not sure whether your invention is patentable or marketable please call the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) 954-262-7507. The OTT will evaluate your invention from the perspective of its technology, product and market opportunity, patentability, competition, and research direction.

It is in everyone’s best interest for your invention to be commercialized if it is patentable and has marketable value. If your invention has commercial possibilities, the OTT will make every effort to find a commercial partner with whom to license your invention.

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