The Division of Intellectual Property works with investigators to protect Hospital intellectual property through patents, copyrights and/or trademarks. The department works closely with outside intellectual property law firms to evaluate the patentability of invention disclosures and to draft and file patent applications in the United States and internationally, if appropriate. Additionally, the department works with the Hospital's Office of General Counsel to ensure protection of copyrightable materials and to secure trademarks to protect original artistic or literary work of Children's Hospital investigators and staff.

Contact the Division of Intellectual Property

Stephanie Laste
Intellectual Property Specialist
Division of Intellectual Property
Phone: 267-426-7826
Fax: 215-590-5484
Email: lastes@email.chop.edu