Technology assets begin as ideas in the minds of researchers, faculty and students. Litman Law's Academic Innovation Practice offers universities and research centers throughout the world a 21st century approach to optimizing investment in human capital. The Practice helps clients realize financing sustainability and achieve tangible economic development objectives while solving global problems involving energy, the environment, agriculture and food, health and medicine, communications and information technology.
Our Practice helps research institutions with encouraging the publication of scholarly peer reviewed articles and with educating students, while handling the disclosure, documentation and evaluation of innovative ideas. We can provide technology innovators with the ever increasing amount of global patent information now available, and interpret and assist with accelerating innovation.
In conjunction with our American Patent Services® Practice, we prepare and file patent applications and handle the examination of these applications. Our approach, however, is to not for an issued patent to be the end result, but to preserve options for financial and other rewards while the dynamic process of innovation naturally evolves with each research project. We work with all stakeholders to help great ideas become one or more technology assets.
Academic Innovation Management LLC (AIM) is our ancillary academic innovation management business. AIM facilitates and manages multinational collaborative relationships involving scientific research, technology development and commercialization.
AIM also helps universities, research centers and healthcare facilities with trademark licensing and brand development and implementation. Unlike collegiate trademark licensing agencies that excel for schools with national ranking sports teams, AIM's focus is on educational institutions with national and international renown for academic programs, research centers, and special facilties that advance knowledge and innovation in science and technology, medicine and entrepreneurship.
Our legal practice works closely with AIM on matters involving IP rights, licensing and other transactional matters.