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About Us

OTC Services

  • Identify and evaluate patentable inventions
  • Develop and manage patent prosecution strategies
  • Facilitate transfer of technologies into commercial products
  • Market and license UTEP inventions
Patent Portfolio

Our Patent Portfolio consists of patents from our major technology sectors, including: water tech, 3D printing, therapeutics, medical devices, and advanced materials.

Patent Management

We identify potential licensees and start-up opportunities, and then draft, negotiate, and manage all commercialization activities, which includes confidentiality, material and data transfers, option, licensing, and aspects of sponsored research and collaboration agreements.

Educational Resources

We provide educational resources to UTEP innovators and entrepreneurs on start-up formation, business plan development, fundraising, and resource-matching activities.


Chao Zhang - OTC Director -
Jennifer Ramirez - OTC Patent Coordinator -
Ryan Saenz - Licensing Assistant -
Marco Ramirez - Inventor Assistant,
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