About Us

The Office of Technology Management (OTM) is responsible for managing, protecting, and licensing intellectual property of faculty, graduate students, and staff at all Penn State locations.

OTM focuses on fostering an ecosystem for technology innovation and translation. It is responsible for helping corporations and start-up companies license intellectual property from Penn State researchers and assisting faculty interested in doing more market relevant research.

OTM helps companies by 

  • listening to their needs and discovering Penn State license technologies that can be used in industry
  • screening inventions and discoveries made in University facilities for patentability, commercial potential, and general marketability
  • reviewing and update lists of license technologies and patents issued
  • negotiating patent licensing arrangements.