The mission of the Office of Technology Transfer and Licensing (OTTL) is to assist faculty and student in moving innovative ideas from the university into the marketplace for the benefit of society.
The Boston College Office for Technology Transfer and Licensing will achieve its mission by:
- Establishing and managing relationships with external partners;
- Protecting the intellectual property discovered and created by members of the BC community; and
- Educating faculty and students on intellectual property issues.
Jason Wen, Ph.D., MBA, CLP, RTTP
Director, Office of Technology Transfer and Licensing
Jason joined the Office of Technology Transfer and Licensing (OTTL) at Boston College in December 2012. He previously serverd as Assistant Director in the Office of Technology Transfer at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York and was an Assistant Professor in Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Wen has more than ten years of biomedical science research experience. He also has a broad background combining experience in the life sciences, business, and patent law.
Dr. Wen is a long time member of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) and the Licensing Executives Society (LES). He was among the first to earn a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) credential, and now serves as a current CLP Exam Development Committee member. He is also a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP).
As a United States Patent and Trademark Office Registered Patent Agent, Dr. Wen has extensive experience in patent application and prosecution. He holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Nankai University in China, an MBA from the University of Richmond, and completed one year of law school studies.
Administrative Assistant, Office of the Provost
Rebecca Palozzi joined Boston College in October 2010. Ms. Palozzi is responsible for handling administrative and operational functions of OTTL, and assists the director with invention management, marketing and commercialization. Before 2010, Ms. Palozzi worked for Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. She is a graduate of State University of New York at Fredonia, with a B.S. in Finance and Marketing.
OTTL Interns and Volunteers
Kathleen Campbell, J.D.
Emma Xue Chen, M.S.
Mo-Ying Hsieh, Ph.D.
Lei Liu, M.S.
John Xiang Niu, M.S., M.B.A.
Mark Siegel, M.D., J.D.
Ivy Zhang, M.S.
Raymond Zheng, Ph.D.