The Innovation and Technology Transfer Management Office (ITTMO) at King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) has recently signed a contract with a local Saudi intellectual property law firm to file patents locally at the Saudi Patent Office (SPO). This step aims to support the students at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) with filing their patents locally. Additionally, it opens the door for MNG-HA affiliates, including faculty, researchers, and employees, to safeguard their intellectual properties locally, including patents with potential commercialization opportunities in Saudi Arabia. This initiative is a significant step forward towards supporting the national strategic plan of a knowledge-based economy. Currently, ITTMO has filed more than 35 pending patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO). In alignment with KAIMRC’s strategic plan, ITTMO is currently holding multiple seminars and workshops to spread the culture of innovation throughout MNG-HA facilities and to highlight the importance of safeguarding generated intellectual properties and copyrights. This approach is expected to support the building of a substantial patents portfolio and blaze the trail for entrepreneurship and the initiation of start-up companies, providing essential services and tools for knowledge-based economic development.
Do you have an innovative idea? Please visit the ITTMO page for contact information to see how ITTMO may assist you on patenting.