University of Minnesota
Office for Technology Commercialization

Office for Technology Commercialization homeOTC

For Inventors

Contact us!

If you have any questions about the invention disclosure process or the specific requirements of your industry sponsored project, please contact OTC so that we can help you with the disclosure or provide any information you might need.

Your department’s Technology Strategy Manager (TSM) is here to help you with the process.


Corporate partners

If the company you are working with is considering filing a patent application, please contact your TSM. OTC will work with the company to make sure the patent application is filed properly and that the required documents are signed.

Once OTC knows about the IP and patent application, we will keep track of it for you and respond to the company’s requests, minimizing the paper work you need to do.