In a move to attract more research funding through industry sponsorships and increase the number of university inventions that get commercialized, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is streamlining its licensing process with a new program called Panther Partnering.

The goal is to make research and associated intellectual property licensing transparent, easy and negotiation-free at fair terms, UWM Research Foundation Inc. vice president Jessica Silvaggi said.

“We feel this will be a win-win setup for both industry and UWM, making collaborations easier and faster so the teams can quickly hit the ground running rather than getting tied up with a lot of legal negotiation back-and-forth that wastes time and dampens the enthusiasm of the partnership,” Silvaggi said in a statement.

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