Office of Technology Transfer
The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), in support of the university's mission to encourage innovation and disseminate knowledge, serves the university and the public by licensing innovations developed by faculty, students and staff. Our services include evaluating, patenting, and licensing intellectual property.
Innovators from UM can use this site to learn why and how to protect their ideas, how to share their ideas with others, and when and how to start a company.
Companies can find out about technologies or research tools (cell lines, transgenic animals, etc.) available for licensing or learn about exciting UM startups looking for investment.
News and Events
USM Board of Regents Honors 3 Winners of Inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Winners' Entrepreneurial Success Reflected in Support of UM Ventures - Read the USM News Article (5/14/13)
Innovation at the Intersection of Medicine and Engineering
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On May 16th, a series of interactive sessions on the Intersection of Medicine and Engineering was inaugerated with speaker Amitabh Varsnay, Director, University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. The series of interactive seminars is designed to stimulate discussion, ideas and opportunities for collaboration. This program series is part of the UM Ventures initiative and will include entrepreneurial faculty, post docs, and students from both campuses to broaden the potential of our work together.
University of Maryland Breast Cancer Research Pioneer Dr. Angela Brodie Appointed Fellow of New American Association for Cancer Research Academy: Dr. Brodie Best Known for Role in Developing Aromatase Inhibitors - Read the UMGCC News Article (3/27/13)
Changes To Implement the First Inventor To File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), patent applications with an effective filing date on or after March 16, 2013 will be examined under the new “first inventor to file” standard (in contrast to the current “first to invent” standard). Read more...
Huakun Xu Captures Major Research Award for His Team and School of Dentistry - Read the UM News Article (3/21/2013)
Shirtliff wins LIFE Award at Alliance Meeting - press release (PDF) (2/20/13)
Link to the UM News article (2/25/13) - Shirtliff Captures Top Tech Prize for Staph Vaccine, Diagnostics Technology
In nationwide innovation battle, Baltimore area lags on patents- article in the Baltimore Sun (2/1/13)
UM's 2012 Entrepreneurs of the Year
Watch the video recognizing Drs. Blattner and Redfield for this award
William Blattner and Robert Redfield Jr. are being jointly honored in recognition of their success in building the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s PEPFAR program in Africa and the Caribbean. Read more
University of Maryland School of Medicine scientists develop stem cell model for hereditary disease - Article in EurekaAlert (10/15/12)