The Office of Technology Development (OTD) manages intellectual property created by FAU faculty, staff and students. It provides impartial consultation on various legal protection and commercialization strategies, and collaborates with outside attorneys and consultants to offer additional resources. The office also works closely with the Office of Sponsored Programs to structure the commercial provisions of sponsored research agreements.

Resources for Innovators

  • Evaluate new intellectual property
  • Secure patent, copyright, and trademark protection
  • Develop marketing and commercialization strategies
  • Negotiate options, licenses and related agreements
  • Assist faculty, staff and student start-up companies
  • Provide outreach and education services

Resources for Industry

  • Build partnerships with corporations and foundations
  • Assist in technical and marketing assessments
  • Suggest sponsored research projects with commercial potential
  • Connect investors with existing intellectual property assets
  • Execute options, licenses and related agreements
  • Arrange collaborations with faculty, staff and students