On this episode of Tech Transfer, IP Lisa has the pleasure of speaking with Kashif Haque, a Patent Technology Associate in the office of Technology Transfer at the University of Toledo. In this role, Kashif is responsible for managing all aspects of the invention disclosure process, interacting with faculty, staff, and students to better understand their research, focusing on identifying and protecting promising inventions. Kashif also works with faculty, staff, and researchers to prepare, document, and process invention disclosures and perform prior art, patent, and market searches for disclosed technologies.
Kashif shares his background and his journey to the University of Toledo. He discusses how his office is structured, his office’s invention disclosures, patent filings, and revenue-generating agreements over the last five years. Kashif shares his program, the Open Innovation Program, how he came up with the idea and what they do.
Kashif believes that trust is most important when managing innovations to have the greatest opportunity for success. He also shares his office’s relationship with their corporate partners and the role philanthropic organizations have at the University of Toledo.
Listen as Kashif shares some of his office’s biggest successes and a few of their biggest challenges. He also talks about three of the University of Toledo’s programs that encourage and assist women inventors and entrepreneurs. Kashif has been working with the AUTM Partnering Forum Committee, and he shares what they are doing, whether he thinks credentialing makes a difference, and the three things he would wish for his office if he had a genie in a bottle.
In This Episode:
- [03:30] Welcome to the show, Kashif!
- [03:57] Kashif shares his background and journey to the University of Toledo.
- [06:34] Kashif talks about applying to the NIH for a five-year fellowship.
- [09:48] Kashif’s wife got a job in Toledo, and fortunately, he was able to get a job at the University of Toledo.
- [10:26] Can you tell us how your office is structured?
- [12:32] Kashif discusses how many invention disclosures, patent filings, revenue-generating agreements, and other things his office has over the last five years.
- [14:01] Kashif shares the Open Innovation Program and how he came up with the idea, what it is and what it does.
- [16:28] Kashif talked about a surgeon he knows that incorporated innovation, patenting an invention disclosure in one process, and Kashif wanted to see if he could replicate it.
- [20:44] What do you think is the most important when managing innovations to have the greatest opportunity for success?
- [22:08] Kashif gives some examples of his office’s relationship with corporate partners.
- [24:53] Kashif believes that corporate partners have led to differently structured deals.
- [26:06] Kashif discusses the role of philanthropic organizations at the University of Toledo.
- [27:53] Can you share some of your office’s biggest success stories?
- [29:32] Kashif shares a few of his office’s biggest challenges.
- [31:20] Kashif talks about the University of Toledo’s programs that encourage and assist women inventors and entrepreneurs.
- [33:03] Kashif discusses his work on the AUTM Partnering Forum Committee and what it is about.
- [35:58] For 2021, Kashif believes they will have a virtual AUTM meeting.
- [36:50] Do you think credentialing makes a difference?
- [38:32] Kashif wishes they could have greater awareness capabilities, more industry engagement with universities, and you don’t have to be a Ph.D. to develop an idea for an invention.
- [41:38] Thank you for being on the show!