MIT owns some patents that I’d like to use. How can I do that?

A patent is property that can be sold (“assigned”) or rented (“licensed”). Thus, if MIT owns a valuable patent, you can approach their Technology Licensing Office (TLO) to see if they will grant you rights under the patent through a sale or license.

Steven Saunders is an Intellectual Property Attorney at the Boston-based law firm, Nutter. Steven can be reached at ssaunders@nutter.com.

For more information about Steven, See Steven’s Martin Trust Center Biography at: https://entrepreneurship.mit.edu/profile/steven-saunders/

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