Office of Technology Commercialization

The University of Texas at El Paso

Services We Provide

  • UTEP’s Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) manages UTEP’s intellectual property and facilitates the transfer of technologies into commercial products.

  • We work closely with UTEP innovators to identify and evaluate patentable inventions, develop patent prosecution strategies for complex portfolios of inventions.

  • Through our marketing campaigns and outreach programs, we identify potential licensees and start-up opportunities to promote UTEP intellectual property to industry.

  • We draft, negotiate, and manage all commercialization agreements surrounding UTEP intellectual property, including confidentiality agreements, options, license agreements, and collaboration agreements.

  • We provide educational resources to UTEP faculty and student innovators, assist start-ups with new company formation and businesses plan development, and provide fundraising and resource matching activities.

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