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 and AUTM International Professional 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.
Daniel Wespe, Ph.D.
Daniel joined OTTL in February 2014. He got his first exposure to technology transer while completing his Ph.D. research at Columbia University. There he worked as one of about thirty Fellows, and later as one of three Senior Fellows at Columbia Technology Ventures. Upon graduation, Daniel spent two years working as a patent agent at a Boston law firm, focusing his practice primarily on foreign and domestic patent prosecution as well as "freedom to operate" and patent landscape analyses. His clients included Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized companies, start-ups, and universities.
Daniel's scientific background is in chemistry. His undergraduate research at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill focused on the controlled release of nitric oxide from silica nanoparticles, and his Ph.D. research in organic chemistry was focused on natural product total synthesis.
Mo-Ying Hsieh, Ph.D.
Mo-Ying joined OTTL in 2013, and she manages licensing cases related to life science inventions. Prior to joining OTTL, Mo-Ying earned her Ph.D. degree from Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. She received her postdoctoral training at Tufts Medical Center, where she conducted several preclinical trials to study leukemogenesis mediated by BCR-ABL1 through retroviral bone marrow transplanatation mouse model.
Fiscal & Administrative Specialist
Rebecca joined Boston College in October 2010. She is responsible for handling administrative and operational functions of OTTL, and assists the director with invention management, marketing and commercialization. Before 2010, Rebecca 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.
Mark Szajna, M.S., M.B.A.