Faculty assist in patent


Lawrence,KS (06-09-2000)

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Chris Allen, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, Ken Demarest, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and Victor Frost, distinguished professor of electrical engineering and computer science, were among six researchers named for their contribution to the work recognized in patent No. 5,970,188, which the U.S. Patent Office recently issued. Their work involved a method for controlling optical signals in high-speed data networks.

This patentable research was among the first results to come from KU's Lightwave Laboratory, which officially opened in 1997 in the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at Nichols Hall.

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The Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at the University of Kansas has developed several assistance policies that enhance interactions between the Center and local, Kansas, or national companies. 

ITTC assistance includes initial free consulting (normally one to five hours). If additional support is needed, ITTC will offer one of the following approaches: 

Sponsored Research Agreement

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Licensing and Royalty/Equity Agreement

An ITTC goal is the development of investment-grade technologies for transfer to, and marketing by, local, Kansas, and national businesses. To enhance this process, the Center has developed flexible policies that allow for licensing, royalty, and equity arrangements to meet both the needs of ITTC and the company.

Commercialization Development

Companies with a technology need that can be satisfied with ITTC's resources can look to us for assistance. We can develop a relationship with interested partners that will provide for the development of a technology suited for commercialization.

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