At the Wyss, we believe breakthrough discoveries can’t change the world if they don’t leave the lab.Along this (sometimes) long and winding path, from the inventors’ initial idea to a product that is available and useful, a significant milestone is when patents are granted. The issuance of patent protection by the USPTO, and other authorities worldwide,validatesthat our researchers have demonstrated innovations that are truly the first of their kind. This recognition also creates some valuable and legally protected rights. Patent rights attractindustry and investors, which further encourages our innovative research teams to continue to develop technologies that will have a positive impact in the world.
At Harvard, theOffice of Technology Developmentadvocates for researchers’ intellectual property at the patent offices, so that our inventorsreceive protection, recognition, and fair value for their innovations.In 2021, Wyss Institute researchers were named inventors on48patents issued worldwide, with many more pending. If you are interested in learning more about the Wyss patent portfolio, please contact our Business Development Team.
Here are some examples of Wyss technologies that have been granted patents—perhaps you’ll recognize some of them: