The Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) is the gateway to the university's technology transfer and commercialization endeavors. OTC develops and manages a high-quality portfolio of diverse technologies, ensures intellectual property rights through patents or copyrights, negotiates and executes licensing agreements and, when feasible, assists in the formation of start-up businesses that utilize university technology to benefit the state and local economy.
Today, the university is the largest public university patent holder in Maryland and ranks among the top 10 of all Maryland patent holders. OTC is leading an effort to integrate campus-wide entrepreneurial activities through the University of Maryland Network of Entrepreneurs.
From the laboratory to the marketplace, OTC provides end-to-end support for faculty and student researchers and entrepreneurs.