2 What is INL’s system for technology transfer and intellectual property protection? INL’s technology transfer office, Technology Deployment (TD), manages all of the activities and processes associated with identifying, evaluating, protecting and deploying IP. TD follows common technology transfer practices to accomplish its mission. INL’s IP Legal Counsel is primarily responsible for obtaining IP protection through securing patents, copyrights or other forms of legal protection when requested by TD. The U.S. public funds the work at INL with the expectation that such investments will result in public benefit, national security and economic growth. To ensure these outcomes, Congress enacted laws that require institutions such as INL to establish technology transfer offices and incentivize employees to participate in making their works and inventions available through commercial licensing, open source or other methods. These laws are implemented under Section I of the contract for the Management and Operation of INL awarded to Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (DE-AC07-05ID14517). Key People in the Technology Transfer Process Commercialization Manager (CM): CMs are experienced IP and licensing professionals who manage IP to accomplish technology transfer and programmatic objectives. Each R&D directorate at INL has an assigned CM, who is the primary contact for inventors with technology transfer questions. Market Evaluation Specialist (MES):The MES is experienced at conducting prior art research, forecasting the commercial potential and assisting with the marketing of inventions and software creations developed by INL staff. The MES can assist inventors with research, including the development of IP landscapes and estimating the market potential of specific IP. IP Legal Attorney/Assistants: INL has licensed IP attorneys and assistants who manage the process of obtaining IP protection.These individuals work with inventors, CMs and outside patent attorneys to patent inventions. The TD Director and Agreements Administrator are also available to answer questions and provide support for inventors and software authors. Kevin Gering 2015 Highlights of commercial developments: Kevin’s most-licensed innovations include Advanced Electrolyte Model and CellSage. His work has tackled daunting challenges in battery technology, such as developing prognostics of battery aging, accurate prediction of battery performance over multiple regimes and the creation of a molecu- lar-based electrolyte model. Kevin also has inventions in photoreactor design, cyanide detection, and thermal management. He has contributed to various patents and has been lead inventor on a growing list of chemistry-related patents. He has been awarded four copyrights, eleven U.S. patents and has four U.S. patents pending.