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Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer

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University of Denver

Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer

The Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer assists faculty, staff, and students with issues related to Intellectual Property protection. This includes managing, protecting, and licensing the University's Intellectual Property (IP).

Our Office is responsible for promoting research partnerships and negotiating agreements between the University and outside entities. These partnerships help enable federally funded research findings to be further developed and commercialized.

Our Office conducts legal review of research agreements. Agreements include confidentiality/non-disclosure, collaboration, service, data transfer/use, material transfer, and sponsored research. Our Office works alongside the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to negotiate and review the relevant provisions of these agreements. The Office of General Counsel may also assist the Office in reviewing the provisions of specific contracts.

SCHEDULE a Meeting 

If you have questions regarding intellectual property rights and ownership, technology transfer, the inventor's process, or the agreement review process please use our online calendar to schedule a meeting with our Manager, CeCe Ging.

Upcoming Events

Applications being accepted for Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Programs:  The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade announced it is accepting applications for the first grant cycle of the Advanced Industries Accelerator grant programs for fiscal year 2021. Online applications are being accepted for Proof of Concept Grants and Early-Stage Capital and Retention Grants. 

The Advanced Industries Accelerator Programs were created in 2013 to promote growth and sustainability in Colorado's advanced industries by helping drive innovation, accelerating commercialization, encouraging public-private partnerships, increasing access to early-stage capital, and creating a strong ecosystem that increases the state's global competitiveness.

Colorado's advanced industries are:
· Aerospace
· Advanced Manufacturing
· Bioscience
· Electronics
· Energy and Natural Resources/Cleantech
· Infrastructure Engineering
· Technology and Information

If you are interested in applying, please email TechTransfer@du.edu for more information.

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on September 1, 2020.

available technology

Please visit our Available Technology page for information on current licensing opportunities.

Data agreement review

Are you transferring data? A Data Agreement Request Form is needed for our Offices to determine the type and scope of data to be used or transferred. Please complete and submit the Data Agreement Request Form to datacontract@du.edu.

Annual report

Annual ReportOur Office is featured in the Research and Scholarship Annual Report. Read the full report here.

During FY 2019, the Office of Intellectual Property &
Technology Transfer worked with faculty members to
assist in technology licenses, invention disclosures,
and granted patents.