Patents

Staff Contacts

The University of Minnesota has a long history of innovation and discovery in many different fields leading to numerous commercially significant inventions. University Regents Policy for Commercialization of Intellectual Property Rights provides that these inventions are owned by the Regents. The Office of the General Counsel works closely with the Office for Technology Commercialization to ensure that these inventions are protected by patents in the United States and in foreign countries. Paul Savereide provides legal consultation regarding patentability, strategies for filing patent applications and prosecution of those applications in the patent offices where those applications were filed.