Office of Technology Transfer

As Peter Drucker once said, "The best way to predict the future is to create it." In Memphis, there is deep-rooted passion for creation. That's why commercialization and patents are a big component of what we offer at the Division of Research and Innovation. We license valuable intellectual property to local companies, allowing them an exclusive opportunity to bring their technologies to the marketplace and change the world. 

Since opening in 2008, the OTT office has grown to include 170 invention disclosures, 35 issued U.S. patents, 8 copyrights and 15 licenses to industry. Additionally, 156 U.S. provisional, utility and foreign patent applications have been filed.

For Researchers: We invest in and protect promising innovations and huge breakthroughs by University researchers. We want to hear about your invention and help drive success on your project. To get started, contact Hai Trieu at hhtrieu@memphis.edu or 901.678.1712. Or download and fill out our invention disclosure here.

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For Industry: We license valuable intellectual property (patented and copyrighted inventions) to local and national companies. Reach out to us by contacting Hai Trieu at hhtrieu@memphis.edu 901.678.1712. Or browse our technologies available for licensing.