Increasing the impact of PSU innovations through the tool of intellectual property
Innovation & Intellectual Property
Innovation and Intellectual Property is responsible for protecting and managing patentable and copyrighted works developed in the course of PSU research activities. We serve PSU faculty, students, and staff by promoting the use and increasing the impact of innovations developed in the course of research activities. By working with IIP, PSU innovators create lasting impacts on our world.
In many cases, copyright licensing revenue supports the personnel and other costs necessary to maintain a program that provides long term value to our partners. This work promotes ongoing program sustainability, allowing the innovation to be part of the future of PSU’s impact.
The impact of patentable innovations can take several forms. PSU will work with the inventors to determine if the invention can be licensed or could result in an industry partnership to further develop the technology. In some cases, a startup company is the best opportunity to take the innovation to market, while also creating additional impacts of jobs and sales revenue coming back to the State of Oregon.
As part of Propel PSU, Innovation & Intellectual Property (IIP) works with the Portland State Business Accelerator and the Center for Entrepreneurship to help our community of innovators make the biggest impact possible. Propel brings together intellectual property expertise, entrepreneurship training, and business mentoring to support PSU innovators.
Portland-based startup AirOmatix explores how it's innovative oxygen isolating and storage technology could impact healthcare, athletic, food storage, and transport industries.
Elex Biotech is a drug discovery and development company focused on first-in-class new chemical entities for the treatment of arrhythmia and heart failure.
Titania Purification develops novel water purification technologies with innovative energy designs that improve the efficiency of photocatalytic materials.
Stark Street Materials develops bismuth-based technologies that enable the production of lighter-weight, more protective, and lower-toxicity radiation shielding materials.
APDM provides technologies and services for automation, data management, and instrumentation in clinical trials, and especially movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
Portland startup StoneStable uses technology developed at PSU to change the way vaccines are stored during transport.
Diatomix's patented and proprietary green chemistry technology improves the quality of the air we breathe by continuously lowering levels of airborne chemical pollutants in indoor environments.
FluxMagic designs systems that utilize powerful magnets, creating energy-efficient gearing systems and actuators for use in the transportation and clean energy sectors.
IRPI develops advanced technologies for human space exploration. Focus areas included life support systems, environmental control, food production, space biology, and propellant management in microgravity and partial gravity environments including the Moon and Mars.