Possibilities, Protections, and your Product

March 24, 2017 -

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Do You Have a Great Idea?
Do you have a new idea for a product or app that may have a commercial application? Want to learn about the possibilities of protecting that intellectual property in the early stages of development?
Do You Need Some Assistance Getting Started?
Robert Racunas will present on what is protectable, how it should be protected, and the resources available through the Innovation Institute to facilitate the process.  He will use a medical mobile application as a case study to discuss applicable FDA regulations, required HIPAA assessment,  app store agreements, legal support, and other services offered by the Institute. 
Will your idea require or be used for research with Human Subjects?
Jean Barone will discuss how the IRB can assist with issues such as filing for an FWA or a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant as well as human subject protections issues and determining when Pitt can serve as the IRB-of-record.
Take time of out of your busy schedule to learn how working together with the Innovation Institute and IRB can improve the timeline from research to commercialization of your great idea.

For more information or to submit advance questions, contact Patty Orndoff by email at pao100@pitt.edu.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other healthcare professionals are awarded .1 continuing education units (CEU's) which are equal to 1.0 contact hours.


Robert Racunas, JD, MS
Intellectual Property and Licensing Associate
Jean Barone
Director, Human Research Protection Office

Location and Address

Biomedical Science Tower South
Room S100A    
220 Darragh Street, Pittsburgh PA