How it works
Designed to advance innovation, the Gateway to IP program provides students an opportunity
to gain important intellectual property skills while fulfilling the University's mission
of being an educational, cultural, and economic driver for Kansas and the greater
The Gateway to IP program will play an important and integral role in filling Wichita's
resource void. Students perform inventor interviews, engage in technology evaluations,
execute patent and other intellectual property searches, and obtain exposure to preparing
patent applications. While students do not perform legal services, they learn the
intricacies associated with the patent process under the supervision of experienced
Overall, the program will provide WSU students yet another applied learning opportunity.
While students are receiving valuable working opportunities to identify, cultivate,
and protect intellectual property, the Wichita community will benefit.