Intellectual Property

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Technology and Commercialization

The Technology and Commercialization Division aims to commercialize research. We assist investigators that have discoveries/inventions from universitybased research with the patenting and licensing of their novel technologies or processes. Our goal is to protect your ideas, facilitate the commercialization of our products, and encourage the evolation of research disvoveries into businesses and products.

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Our Team

Chad Hargrave

Dr. Chad Hargrave

Maegan McKerrow

Maegan McKerrow


  • Promote and manage Sam Houston State University's intellectual property (IP) portfolio
  • Provide support for and review of all IP disclosures
  • Protect and commercialize university IP
  • Negotiate and review all research-related contractual agreements; including nondisclosures, sponsored research agreements, University industry partnerships and service or testing agreements

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All submissions are reviewed by the Patent Committee.

Recent Patents

Front Leaning Rest Platform Patent

Front Leaning Rest Platform

Cyanide Antidote Compositions and Methods of Use

Cyanide Antidote Compositions and Methods of Use

Individual Nystagmus Simulated Training Experience Patent

Individual Nystagmus Simulated Training Experience