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Technology Licensing

Patent Maintenance

Issued Patent

Patent Prosecution

Patent Filing

Patent Preparation

Patent Process

Invention Disclosure

A major objective of OTC is to match university inventions with potential sponsors or licensees. As the university’s licensing arm, OTC executes a range of license, option, and collaboration agreements. OTC seeks to foster constructive and beneficial relationships between industry and the university so that each organization may enjoy the results of cooperative efforts.

Patenting OTC works with campus inventors to guide them through the intellectual property protection process.


OTL records its first license agreement through its predecessor Research Corporation with Microwave Scalpel Inc., a company based on Dr. Leonard Taylor’s microwave scalpel invention of 1979

1st startup license


to Oceanix Biosciences Corp., later NovaScreen Biosciences Corporation, a Maryland-based provider of drug discovery and development services and products

1st Invention of the Year for 1987

awarded to Ben Shneiderman and Richard Potter for Touch Screen Finger Mouse

UMD Office of Technology Commercialization: Impact Report  
UMD Office of Technology Commercialization: Impact Report