|Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)|
The Tuskegee University Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) is primarliy responsible for commercializing the innovation generated by TU faculty, staff and students, either through licenses to industry partners.
Tuskegee University, as an institute of higher learning, has one of its primary functions to continue to search for new knowledge in all fields in which the university community is active. The University views research by its faculty and within its own community as an important path to the discovery of knowledge and its definition in forms most useful to the University and the community it serves. The university recognizes creativity of its faculty, staff and students in research, teaching, and service, as well as in all other areas of intellectual pursuit. Within the scope of its mission, priorities, objectives and resources, the university seeks to strengthen and improve its capacity to educate its students and contribute to society.
Office of Technology Transfer
Kenney Hll 44-328
Phone (334) 727-8985
Fax: (334) 724-4881
Tuskegee University OTT Process
At the Office of Technology Transfer we try to be efficient and expedient with handling your inventions and innovative new ideas. Below are the steps our office take to help you begin the journey to protecting your intellectual property.
Filing an invention disclosure
This is the first step in letting us know what your idea or invention is all about.
Present your invention to the Intellectual Property Committee
During this presentation you will pitch your idea/invention to the committee in an attempt to convince them why TU shoiuld pursue patent protection.
Disclosure sent to Patent Legal Team
The legal team will file your diaclosure with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USTOP).