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Faculty and Staff

All Boston College full time, part time, and temporary faculty members, post-docs, graduate students, and staff members are required to report any innovation made as part of university employment.

Boston College Office for Technology Transfer and Licensing (OTTL) is responsible for managing all university innovations.  OTTL helps employees identify potential innovations and their commercial potential.


The information available in the Faculty and Staff section is provided to help guide an employee through the innovation process available at Boston College.

 University Intellectual Property

  1. Patents 
  2. Copyrights
  3. Trademarks

Intellectual Property Reporting Process 

  1. Intellectual Property Policies
  2. Invention Reporting Process
    1. Invention Evaluation Process
    2. Invention Marketing Process
  3. Software Reporting Process

Intellectual Property Licensing Process 

  1. Marketing
  2. Starting a Company
  3. Software Licensing Process

Agreement Management Process

  1. Confidentiality Agreements
  2. Material Transfer Agreements
  3. Consulting Agreements
  4. License Agreements


All faculty and staff members are encouraged to reach out to OTTL with any questions or concerns.