Can I still publish my research if WaikatoLink are working towards commercialising it?

Of course. Like you, we believe that publication is a great way to transfer knowledge and attract interest in your research. However, timing is very important. It is essential for us to protect the novel and unique aspects of your invention before they are publically disclosed. If the novelty is disclosed before patent protection is secured, commercial opportunities are likely to be lost.

There are a few possible options available to us. We can either file a provisional patent application prior to publication, or you can go ahead with publishing, being careful not to disclose novelty. By beginning conversations with us early, we can work together to reach the best possible outcome.