UNC's Kenan Institute of Private Enteprise Announces Patent and Market Strategy Program for Inventors and Entrepreneurs

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The Kenan Institute at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School is opening its program to startups, small businesses and other universities.

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Inventors and entrepreneurs who are developing patent and market strategies for their idea or invention have a new resource: The Patent Landscaping and Market Evaluation Program offered by the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.

The program offers custom reports that provide strategic views and contextual analysis to build business ideas into working technology and intellectual property (IP).These reports identify:

  •     Patent landscaping, a type of research process that creates an overview of the patents that are pending or in place in a particular area
  •     Market research for products and services based on the invention
  •     Potential licensees and partners for the IP and/or technology-based startup
  •     Possible funding opportunities to reach the commercial market

The Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise offers the program for a fee to startups, small business and other universities, while continuing to provide it at no cost to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff and students.

The program is designed for startups including technology-based or social ventures and small businesses. Inventors or firms from universities outside UNC-Chapel Hill must receive approval by their universities’ technology transfer offices prior to applying for the service.

For more information, write ki-plmeatkenan-flagler.unc.edu and visit http://www.ki-plme.unc.edu.

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About the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
Consistently ranked one of the world's best business schools, UNC Kenan-Flagler is known for its collaborative culture that stems from its core values: excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork. Professors excel at both teaching and research, and demonstrate unparalleled dedication to students. Graduates are effective, principled leaders who have the technical and managerial skills to deliver results in the global business environment. UNC Kenan-Flagler offers a rich portfolio of programs and extraordinary, real-life learning experiences: Undergraduate Business (BSBA), full-time MBA, Executive MBA Programs (Evening, Weekend and global OneMBA®), online MBA@UNC, UNC-Tsinghua Dual-Degree EMBA, Master of Accounting, PhD, Executive Development, and UNC Business Essentials programs. It is home to the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.

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