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Office for Technology Commercialization


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About OTC

Resa Gilats, Patent Administrator

Operations Group

Phone: 612.624.5871


Resa provides professional staff support for the University's intellectual property management process, including the Intellectual Property Commitment Committee (IPCC) (patent committee). She coordinates communications between and amongst inventors, OTC staff, and law firms regarding intellectual property filings. She is also responsible for tracking patent filing decisions and managing intellectual property-related data. She also works with inventors to obtain signatures on various documents required in the intellectual property filing process. Resa is also responsible for driving a collaborative process to improve the patent management process at the University.

Resa has served in law-related administrative positions for over 24 years. She served as a Courts Operations Analyst and a Program Analyst for the Minnesota State Court Administrator’s Office (SCAO) for nearly ten years. Prior to Minnesota SCAO, Resa served as a Management Analyst for Colorado’s SCAO for two years. Prior to these positions, she served as the Legal Practicum Administrator at William Mitchell College of Law.

Resa earned a B.A. in Urban and Regional Studies from the University of Minnesota—Duluth, a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law, and a Master of Science in Legal Administration from the University of Denver. She has been with the OTC since August 2013.

Resa Gilats