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What is the Office of Technology Transfer?

The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) is responsible for the protection and commercialization of Intellectual Property for all WVU organizations. Faculty members and other researchers are the primary source of intellectual property, either through the invention of new products or processes, or through know-how and expertise in certain fields. Intellectual property can be protected through patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Commercialization occurs primarily through licenses of patents and/or know-how to existing companies, and, in some cases, through the creation of a joint venture or even a start-up company.

Contact

The OTT is located on the seventh floor of the Chestnut Ridge Research Building at the following address:

886 Chestnut Ridge Road
PO Box 6224
Morgantown, WV 26506-6224
Phone: (304) 293-7539
Fax: (304) 293-3224
TechnologyTransfer@mail.wvu.edu

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