The Office of Technology Commercialization provides a centralized location for the management, promotion, and protection of University of Maryland inventions. In doing so, OTC offers potential industry sponsors and licensees a fast and easy route to negotiating agreements with the University.
Typically, industry representatives express interest in a non-confidential executive summary for an invention or grouping of related inventions. OTC then arranges a confidentiality agreement for the interested party, allowing access to a full disclosure of the invention(s) upon its completion. The company is given a chance to further investigate the merits of the invention under the agreement, and licensing terms are negotiated based on the industry evaluation.
If you are a representative from industry, we suggest that you take a moment to browse our available technologies. We have redesigned our search pages to ensure simple yet flexible search criteria, including the ability to browse inventions according to patent status, technology area, and inventor name. If you have any questions about technologies you find in your search, please contact the Licensing Associate for that invention or firstname.lastname@example.org.