© 2012-2013 by Stephen L. Keefe
University of Michigan
As illustrated above, the University of Michigan may leverage the capabilities of its robust testing facilities, such as the Structural Engineering Laboratory and the Advanced Civil Engineering Materials Research Laboratory, to create intellectual property through a patenting plan focused on optimizing structural design. Large construction, engineering, and architectural firms would most likely welcome teaming with Michigan via patent licensing agreements, thereby gaining access to the patented civil engineering technology developed at the University's testing facilities, and using those patents to seize marketplace opportunities.
A Possible Patenting Plan