U.S. Government Gets Assignee Rights to My U.S. Patent

U.S. Government Gets Assignee Rights to My U.S. Patent

My Johns Hopkins University PhD work with the patent that came out of it has a major assignee: The United States Government via the National Science Foundation of the United States. I invented a special method of controlling the dexterity of medical robots, making such robots effective during minimally invasive surgeries.  This patent is currently used by some medical device companies.  The U.S. Government now has the rights to “make copies” as captured in the patent assignee file. Simply, it is now licensed to the United States Government which can use it for different national projects.



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21 thoughts on “U.S. Government Gets Assignee Rights to My U.S. Patent

  1. Well done Prof. Please excuse my ignorance for asking this question: Were you paid for the work or the university owns the work as part of your Phd thesis, because you studied there?


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