What We Do

The Office for Technology Development is responsible for a variety of activities relating to intellectual property management and technology transfer.

The primary responsibilities for the technology development program at UT Southwestern Medical Center include:

  • Evaluate new technologies
  • Develop and execute patent strategy
  • Initiate and manage patent filing process
  • Develop and execute commercialization strategy
  • Manage jointly owned intellectual property
  • Educate inventors about technology commercialization
  • Negotiate and finalize license agreements
  • Monitor licensee compliance
  • Administer inventor compliance
  • Manage UT Southwestern's Intellectual Property Advisory Committee
  • Secure industry support for research
  • Facilitate faculty sharing of resources with outside parties, both not-for-profit and commercial entities
  • Protect the confidentiality of University intellectual property
  • Develop start-up companies based on University technologies