Inventor Shares Tech Transfer Tips at Springboard Innovation Forum

Faculty inventor standing outside campus building

Take it from an expert, Fran Ligler told a rapt audience of inventors and investors on Centennial Campus last Tuesday, great ideas aren’t that uncommon. “If you only have one patentable idea, I feel sorry for you,” she quipped.

Ligler, who holds 31 U.S. patents, shared tips for licensing and commercializing intellectual property at an afternoon event hosted by NC State’s Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures. The Lampe Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering has the rare distinction of belonging to the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Inventors and the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

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