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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. This includes various agreements involving confidentiality, material and data transfers, option, licensing, and sponsored research and collaboration.

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 - Director -
Jennifer Ramirez - Patent Coordinator -
Nicole Gustafson - Invention Associate -
Manuel F Flores Cacho - Invention Associate-

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