Technology Transfer

The Office for Technology Transfer and Licensing (OTTL) website offers the Boston College community guidance and resources to assist them in identifying, protecting, and commercializing innovations and seeks to engage the broader business community in identifying innovations and faculty research programs of interest.

Boston College Intellectual Property (IP) Policy

Mission Statement

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:

  • Protecting the intellectual property discovered and created by members of the BC community
  • Supporting faculties and students to commercialize their inventions
  • Promoting innovation, entrepreneurship, and industry collaborations

Meet Our Team

Jason Wen

Jason Wen, Ph.D., M.B.A., 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 served 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). Dr. Wen served as a Venture Forum Business Plan judge and a speaker since 2013 at the AUTM Annual meeting.

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.



Siri Nilsson

Siri Nilsson, J.D.

Associate Director, Office of Technology Transfer and Licensing


Siri joined the Office of Technology Transfer and Licensing (OTTL) at Boston College in February 2020. Her interest in technology management and licensing stems from her work at OTTL during her tenure at Boston College Law School, class of 2011. She subsequently joined the team at the MIT Technology Licensing Office, where she worked for five years before joining BC in her current role. She has substantial experience navigating complex licensing, collaboration, and research agreements and brings a robust legal background to her work at BC. At MIT, she was instrumental in bringing clarity to the Institute's Intellectual Property Policies and managed issues relating to faculty and student intellectual property ownership. Siri has an undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Amherst College and holds a JD from Boston College Law School. 



Mo-Ying Hsieh

Mo-Ying Hsieh, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Office of Technology Transfer and Licensing  


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.

Contact Us

Waul House
270 Hammond Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Office phone: 617-552-1391

Fax: 617-552-2970