About Tech Transfer

There's a Lot to Know

We've put together some resources to help guide the way.

What Is Tech Transfer?

It's about evaluating, protecting and transferring intellectual property from the lab to the marketplace, corporate engagement, start-up and entrepreneurial support, and economic development. Everything you ever wanted to know about Technology Transfer but were afraid to ask. Learn more


AUTM is working on behalf of our industry — from interviews with reporters to meetings on Capitol Hill. Covering key legislative and regulatory development, including important court decisions, relevant laws and public policy issues such as the Bayh-Dole Act and Patent Reform. This section also contains links to our annual advocacy update, media relations and partnerships. Learn more

AUTM's Better World Project

Learn how tech transfer makes our world a better place, one innovation at a time. Featuring more than 400 stories that show how technology transfer is improving lives across the globe and the people that have made it all possible. You can search the collection as well as submit your story idea. Learn more

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Take a look at a comprehensive list of all of AUTM’s partnerships and joint initiatives, including the USPTO, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as well as organizations working in synergy with AUTM Women Inventors Committee. Learn more

Principles and Guidelines

We've put together some resources to help you with the commercialization process. Look here for links to suggested best practices, managing stakeholder expectations, as well as guidelines on taking a formal position on legislative activity that affects our industry, Intellectual Property and Patents. Learn more