Office of Technology Transfer


    The Office of Technology Transfer is responsible for management and protection of the intellectual property assets of the university. Our mission is to help turn scientific discovery into tangible products by evaluating disclosures for its patentability and potential commercial possibilities. We work with inventors to develop a licensing strategy and actively recruit companies that might be interested in the invention. If successfully licensed, royalties collected through licensing provide funding for the inventor’s department and colleges as well personal shares for the inventors themselves.Although patentable inventions do constitute the majority of our licensing activities, we also handle copyrights (software), Confidentiality Agreements, and Material Transfer Agreements.
   
**Upcoming Events**

Presentation by the FBI: “Protecting U.S. Academic Research”
What can UTEP researchers do to protect intellectual property and prevent economic espionage?
Date: September 18, 2015
Location: UTEP Campus, Physical Science Building, Room 208
Time: 10-11:30am
Please RSVP to techtransfer@utep.edu
*No Recording Allowed*


Presentation by Patent Attorneys of Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC: “Patents, Inventorship, and Public Disclosure”
Guidance for UTEP researchers on identifying and disclosing intellectual property in a timely manner
Date: October 16, 2015
Location: UTEP Campus, Physical Science Building, Room 208
Time: 10-11:30am
Please RSVP to techtransfer@utep.edu
*No Recording Allowed*


Contacts

Melissa Silverstein, Esq.
Director of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer
The University of Texas at El Paso
Prospect Hall, Room 109B
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968
Ph: (915) 747-8030

Jennifer Ramirez
Technology and Intellectual Property Management Specialist
The University of Texas at El Paso
Prospect Hall, Room 109B
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968
Ph: (915) 747-6434
Jlramirez14@utep.edu
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