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Penn Center for Innovation (PCI) Commercialization Guide

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PCI works in partnership with Penn faculty, staff, and graduate students to advance discoveries and ideas towards new products, services, and businesses that provide benefits back to Penn, its inventors, and society. After a new idea or invention is discussed with and disclosed to PCI, there are many possible commercialization pathways it could take, from patent protection to licensing or the formation of a startup.

A sharable version of the PCI Commercialization Guide is available below.

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Are there resources available for technology transfer and commercialization?

Yes. Review the information on the Penn Center for Innovation website to understand the best person to contact. PCI has licensing teams based on school and can help you understand the first steps for exploring licensing opportunities.

How do I go about patenting a discovery or innovation?

The first step is to discuss with a PCI Licensing Office at the Penn Center for Innovation. You can identify the key contact based on your school who has the expertise necessary to answer your questions and guide you through the process.

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