Patents must be acquired for each country because patents fall under the territorial principle. To apply for overseas patents, the Overseas Patent Support Program may be utilized and/or the inventor may use their research funding to pay for expenses.
Outstanding domestic patents will be selected to apply for overseas patents, and the application fee, costs arising during the process, registration fee, and annual fee (up to 4 years) will be funded by the school for these patents.
|Technical Potential||Technical Progression Possibility, Potential for Technology to Spread, Infiltration Possibility, Technical Suitability, and etc.|
|Commercial Potential||Market Size, Market Outlook, Possibility of Commercialization, Commercialization Availability, and etc.|
Will be conducted 3~4 times annually and the detailed schedule and forms will be announced separately. (Contact ext. 4796 for any questions)
If the inventor decides to use his or her research fund to pay for the expenses, the inventor may decided whether or not to apply for overseas patent application.
Once the decision to support an overseas patent application has been made the Technology Commercialization Center will send an official request to the exclusive patent office for filing a patent application. Then, the exclusive patent office will draft a specification to file the patent application. The specification fixes the scope of legal protection upon patent registration, making it an important process. The process of drafting the specification, filing patent application, and etc. is conducted through the exclusive patent office.
The decision to grant a patent is made if the patent examiner is not able to find a reason to reject the patent, or after the applicant resolves the reason for rejection. Once the decision to grant a patent has been confirmed, the patent fee must be paid to secure patent right.
For up to 4 years upon registration of the patent right, the school will pay for the annual fee. Starting from the 5th year, if the patent isn’t being utilized, the corresponding patent is abandoned or the annual fee must be paid for by the researching party or research department to maintain the patent.