KSU Patents records

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KSU Patents records

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Special Collections and Archives

KSU Patents records

Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: Kent State University Patents records
Inclusive Date(s): 1985-2021
Author: Finding aid prepared by Shannon Simpson, February 2009
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Shannon Simpson using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2009
Origination: Kent State University. Office of Technology Transfer
Extent: 4 cubic feet (4 record storage boxes)
Physical Location: 10th floor
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0087
Abstract: This collection includes original and photcopied certificates of patents held or once held by Kent State University. The documentation was compiled by the Kent State Office of Technology Transfer (OTT; now named the Office of Technology Commercialization) and its legal services providers who have managed patents for the university over time.
Revision(s):
February 2020 - Amanda Faehnel
September 2021 - Cara Gilgenbach
Language(s): The records are in English, Spanish, German, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Hebrew

History of Kent State University Patents records

Kent State's Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (now named the Office of Technology Commercialization) is the resource for Kent State to license its intellectual property and developing technologies. Beginning in 2007, the office began archiving original and photocopied certificates of patent and accompanying documentation with Kent State University Special Collections and Archives.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of certificates of patent and associated documentation for patents granted to Kent State University by the United States of America and other countries.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged numerically according to the Kent State internal reference number assigned to each patent. Please note that there is some date overlapping within this numbering system, so that higher reference numbers may include some earlier dates and lower reference numbers may include some more recent dates. There is also some variability in the internal numbering system, particularly within the earlier files.

Related Material

See also the Kent State University Liquid Crystal Institute records for historical records related to liquid crystals research at the university.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact the Office of Technology Commercialization for information on licensing and other use of Kent State University-developed technologies and associated materials.

Preferred Citation

Kent State University Patents records. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Accruals

This is an active collection and more patent documentation will accumulate as is transferred to Special Collections and Archives.

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Patents
Organizations/Corporations:
KSU Office of Technology Transfer




Box 1
Patents 13.749-169, 1985-2006
Box 2
Patents 170-300, 1997-2013
Box 3
Patents 301-395, 2010-2019
Box 4
Patents 401-534, 2014-2021