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Useful Sites for Translational Research

Patents, Patent Searching & Intellectual Property

Case Office of Technology Transfer
The Technology Transfer Office assists the successful commercialization of ideas created by people at CWRU. Among a wealth of helpful information you will find answers to questions regarding intellectual property and biomedical technology.

Case Libraries

LexisNexis offers a wide range of news, business, legal, medical, and reference information from nearly 5,000 sources. The service covers newspapers, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, statutes, federal regulations, and SEC filings. News updated daily, wire services several times a day.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The USPTO works to promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries. A wealth of information regarding intellectual property may be found here including information about the patent process, marketing, strategic planning and inventor resources.

U.S. Copyright Office
The Copyright Office promotes progress of the arts and protection for the works of authors. Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U. S. Code) to the authors of "original works of authorship," including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works.

Source Translation and Optimization's Patent Search
Legal resources and tools for surviving the patenting frenzy of the internet, bioinformatics, and electronic commerce. Has information specific to biotechnology patents.

Community of Science Researcher Database
COS is a database of first-person profiles of researchers at leading universities and other institutions involved in basic or applied research.

Licensing Executives Society
The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) is an association of 31 national and regional societies, each composed of men and women who have an interest in the transfer of technology, or licensing of intellectual property rights - from technical know how and patented inventions to software, copyright and trade marks.

National Technology Transfer Center
The NTTC's core capabilities are Technology Evaluation and Market Assessment, Partnership Development, Computer Information Services, and Strategic Technical Services.

Market & Industry Research

Most of the following services are accessible through the University VPN with no charge. If you access outside of the VPN there is most likely a subscription fee.

Technology Company Information. Corporate directory of 50,000 high technology, manufacturing and service companies both private and ublic.

All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free. Here you'll find links to a complete list of filings available through EDGAR and instructions for searching the EDGAR database.

Focus Market Research Reports. Collection of Freedonia Focus industry market research reports covering market size and historical statistics.

Frost and Sullivan
Cutting edge market research analysis covering 9 industry sectors and offers market analysis, research, and reports.

Hoover's Online
Description: Database of 12 million public, private, and international companies. Also provides IPO, stock, and investment analysis information.

LexisNexis offers a wide range of news, business, legal, medical, and reference information from nearly 5,000 sources. The service covers newspapers, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, statutes, federal regulations, and SEC filings. News updated daily, wire services several times a day.

Mergent Online
Mergent Online provides business and financial information on over 10,000 public companies in the U.S. Profiles for each company includes: business descriptions, EDGAR documents, fundamental data, key financial ratios, earnings estimates, stock information and current headline news. The latest financial information may be presented by business and geographic segments. Mergent Online also provides the ability to create custom reports for a company, as well as compare reports of multiple companies.

Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage
This is a business information database which provides searchable content for several S and P publications including company, financial and investment information, and industry analysis.

Obtaining Funding & Venture Capital

U.S. Gov Small Business Administration- SBIR/STTR Programs
SBIR is a highly competitive program that encourages small business to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

JumpStart funds high-growth businesses and ideas, works with their founders to develop the businesses into venture-ready entities and simultaneously celebrates Northeast Ohio's early-stage company successes.

Triathlon Medical Ventures
Triathlon Medical Ventures is a Midwest-based venture capital firm that invests exclusively in the life sciences. We provide equity capital to early and expansion stage companies with proprietary biomedical technology platforms or products addressing significant human healthcare needs.

Battelle provides solutions and helps develop innovative products for commercial customers by leveraging technology into competitive advantage. We also team with more than 800 federal, state, and local government agencies, providing cost-effective science and technology in the areas of national security, homeland defense, energy and environment, health and life sciences, and transportation and space.

Additional Resources

BioOhio is a nonprofit Ohio based organization that seeks to reach out to and unite key constituencies in Ohio's bioscience research community and industry sector including researchers and scientists in academic and/or private sector; private sector pillar companies, development stage organizations and entrepreneurs; and investors, legislators, media, taxpayers, educators, advocacy groups, and incubators.

BioEnterprise is a business formation, recruitment, and acceleration initiative designed to grow health care companies and commercialize bioscience technologies. Based in Cleveland, BioEnterprise's founders and partners are The Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals Health System, Case Western Reserve University, and Summa Health System. The initiative comprises the collective activities of BioEnterprise and its partners' commercialization offices: the Case Research Institute Office of Technology Transfer, Cleveland Clinic Innovations, and Summa Enterprise Group.

The National Academic Press
The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy.

Biomedical Technology Resource Centers
The Biomedical Technology (BT) Resource Centers Program supports more than 50 specialized centers located nationwide, primarily at academic and other research institutions. These centers make available a broad spectrum of technologies, techniques, and methodologies to this nation's biomedical research community.

The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) is an international nonprofit membership organization. Their mission is to promote, support and improve academic technology transfer worldwide and demonstrate its benefits globally through education, advocacy, networking and communication.