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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

  • Patents 
  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks


Intellectual Property Reporting Process

  • Intellectual Property Policies
  • Invention Reporting Process
    • Invention Evaluation Process
    • Invention Marketing Process
  • Software Reporting Process


Intellectual Property Licensing Process

  • Marketing
  • Starting a Company
  • Software Licensing Process


Agreement Management Process

  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Material Transfer Agreements
  • Consulting Agreements
  • License Agreements


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

The OTTL will help with industry service contracts.

"I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for the assistance that I have received over the past several years from the BC Office of Technology Transfer & Licensing.  Dr. Jason Wen and Jill Edgar have successfully negotiated several important contracts and patent filings to help my research program, which also enhances the research mission of BC.  I consider their office as a major asset to our university."

- Professor Thomas N. Seyfried

  Biology Department 


"Jason and Jill are terrific colleagues. They understand the urgency of intellectual properties related issues and act promptly whenever a case is brought up. Their expertise positions them well in dealing with external partners for technology transfer. We enjoy working with them on intellectual property protection and on technology transfer for real world impacts. BC is lucky to have them in charge of technology transfer."

- Professor Dunwei Wang

  Chemistry Department