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It is our role in the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) to both manage the intellectual property rights of the University and to oversee industry contracts and provide a single point of contact for industry.
There are hundreds of innovations received from Emory’s world-renowned faculty that we shepherd them from the lab bench into the hands of a commercial partner. If you are not familiar with technology transfer at Emory you can view our video about this. If you are not familiar with our professional, AUTM (our professional association), has a terrific video with an overview of this work. You can also view an infographic explaining the technology transfer process.
Emory is also a signatory to the AUTM's Nine Points to Consider in Licensing University Technology.
- There are more than 100 list of signatories.
- A detailed description of the nine points is available through AUTM.
Emory also supports those in developing nations having access to innovations. We have detailed these guiding principles and made them available on our website.
As a single point of contact for industry OTT is responsible for negotiating industry clinical trial agreements, research agreements, and confidentiality agreements. The Director of Public-Private Partnerships is also part of my office. This better aligns industry contract negotiations, both clinical and non-clinical, with OTT’s focused outreach to companies looking to partner with Emory. If you want to learn more or are interested in partnering with Emory please reach out to us - we're happy to help.
You can also find me talking about hot topics in the From the Director series on our blog site.
Todd Sherer, PhD, CLP, RTTP
P.S. - here is a listing of Issued Emory Patents