Welcome to the Office Of Technology Management
The University of Massachusetts Medical School's Office of Technology Management is committed to promptly and effectively facilitating the commercial development of intellectual property arising at the Medical School, believing that the continued development of innovative research and creative discovery benefits the inventor, the University, the Commonwealth and the world.
Comprised of individuals with a blend of scientific, technical, legal and business acumen, the OTM staff is committed to excellence in an array of services related to the commercialization of intellectual property.
We negotiate Licensing Agreements, Sponsored research Agreements (SRA) and Research Core Facilities Service/Contract Agreements.
We facilitate the processing of Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) received from non-profit academic research institutions and for-profit companies.
We negotiate and execute Confidentiality Disclosure Agreements (CDAs) between institutions in order to protect investigators' unpublished research results, information and patent-pending subject matter.
We serve to educate researchers about the personal and societal benefits of submitting invention disclosure forms to the OTM.
We comply with all institutional, state and federal guidelines as we protect the intellectual property of the Medical School.
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