Meet Our Team

With a shared passion for innovation, entrepreneurship, and driving real-world impact, our dedicated and dynamic team is committed to supporting and empowering researchers, inventors, and entrepreneurs on their journey from idea to market.

Our Technology Commercialization Team brings together diverse expertise and experience, combining deep knowledge of intellectual property, business development, licensing, and industry engagement. We are here to guide you through the complex landscape of technology transfer and help transform your innovative ideas into tangible solutions that make a difference.

Administration

Our administrative team at the Technology Licensing Office (TLO) focuses on strategy, business operations, human resources, accountability, procurement, processes, SOPs, and workflows that cut across the organization to enable informed decision making.

Chief Innovation Officer
Senior Director, Chief of Staff
Executive Assistant to Interim Chief Innovation Officer
Administrative Coordinator

Commercialization Team

Our commercialization team provides comprehensive guidance to faculty members from the pre-disclosure stage through to licensing. They specialize in managing all intellectual property on campus, with a primary emphasis on enhancing faculty engagement, establishing tangible property agreements, minimizing risks, fostering development, marketing, and ultimately licensing various technologies.

Physical Sciences, Director of Commercialization
Life Sciences, Director of Commercialization
Life Sciences, Associate Director of Commercialization
Physical Sciences, Associate Director of Commercialization
Associate Director of Innovation & Commercialization
Physical Science, Associate Director External Engagement
Tangible Property Life Sciences, Associate Director of Commercialization

Innovation Team

Our innovation management team leads the evaluation of new disclosures from intake and onboarding, through assessment of the technology, market, and intellectual property. They also support development and commercialization through the Ascender Grant program, periodic reviews of active technologies, market research, and strategy development activity.

Director of Innovation Management
Senior Managing Director
Senior Manager, Research; University of Utah Therapeutics Accelerator Hub (U2TAH)
Energy Greenhouse, Managing Director
University of Utah Therapeutics Accelerator Hub (U2TAH), Administrative Manager
Market Research Analyst
Innovation Project Manager
University of Utah Therapeutics Accelerator Hub (U2TAH), Managing Director
Innovations Manager
Senior Manager, Research

Contracts

Our contracts team oversees the drafting, review, and execution of all contracts and agreements for TLO, including licensing agreements, MTAs, DTAs , CDAs, VSAs, IIAs and DUAs. The contracts team also liaises with the Conflict of Interest Office, the Office of Sponsored Projects, and the Office of General Council on behalf of TLO.

Director of Contracts
Senior Contracts Manager
Contracts Manager
Project Manager

Intellectual Property

The intellectual property team manages the patent, copyright, and trademark portfolio for the University of Utah. They serve as the TLO liaison with external patent counsel, develop intellectual property strategies to support commercialization, and direct patent filing and prosecution for university owned technologies. The team also works with licensees to maintain patents and address intellectual property related legal concerns. 

Director, Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Manager
Intellectual Property Manager

License & Government Compliance

Our license and government compliance team works directly with our Licensees to ensure agreements remain in compliance throughout its term. On the government compliance side, they are responsible for having a thorough knowledge of government regulations 37 C.F.R. (Bayh Dole). They track all disclosures claiming funding from the government and/or foundations and maintain the reporting required by both.

Associate Director, License & Government Compliance

Finance

Our finance team is a dedicated group of financial professionals passionate about supporting the commercialization of cutting-edge research and development. They provide comprehensive financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, royalty distribution and reporting, and maximizing the return on investment for our partners.

Senior Director of Finance
Financial Analyst

Data Analytics Team

Our business and data analytics team is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing data analytics capabilities while supporting quantitative and qualitative decision making.

Senior Director of Business Operations
Business Information Specialist
Director of Business & Data Analytics / ICORPS Regional Trainer
Systems Administrator

Marketing & Communications

Our marketing and communications team actively collaborates campus-wide, overseeing all aspects of innovation events, press releases, startup and faculty news as well as success stories.

Senior Director of Marketing & Communications
Program Manager / ICORPS Associate Director
Marketing & Communications Content Coordinator
Graphic Design Intern

Questions?

We support you and your innovation.

Regardless of what you are looking for, or what stage you are in the innovation journey, the Technology Licensing Office is your go-to source to connect you with the U’s innovation ecosystem.

Call 801.581.7792 or send us a message

 Technology Licensing Office
Mailing: P.O. Box 856, Tooele, UT 84074
Packages: 65 N Main St #856, Tooele, UT  84074
801-581-7792

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