BYU Technology Transfer protects and commercializes technologies invented at Brigham Young University. The office provides expertise in business relationships, negotiations, protection of intellectual property, marketing, license agreements, contracts, and entrepreneurship.
The primary purpose of the Technology Transfer Office is to facilitate the transfer of university-developed technologies to the marketplace. We do this by protecting BYU intellectual property (usually through patents), and by subsequently licensing the protected intellectual properties to companies outside the university.
Our primary functions include:
- Receive invention disclosures from faculty inventors
- Engage outside legal counsel to secure IP rights
- Manage the patent process
- Assess the commercial viability of inventions
- Search for potential licensees
- Negotiate, prepare, execute, and manage license agreements
- Manage legal fees and reimbursements to BYU
- Collect and distribute royalties and other licensing income
- Provide status updates to inventor(s) and their college(s)
- Mike Alder, Life Sciences (801) 422-3049
- Dave Brown, Software (801) 422-4866
- Spencer Rogers, Engineering (801) 422-3676