Convince Your Boss

Why Should Your Boss Approve Your AUTM Membership?

We understand. Your office budget is tight. But we know it’s a good idea for you — and your office — to continually invest in your skills and industry know-how. So, we’ve put together a letter (with text options) to help start the conversation with your boss on why becoming an AUTM Member is a sound investment.

Approval Letter Template
Our expansive member benefits make AUTM the leading tech transfer association. And with 3,000+ professionals in AUTM’s Membership, you are bound to broaden your perspectives on the field, make new connections and cement existing ones.
  • Budget-friendly Professional Development. Receive deep discounts on courses, meetings and more than 100 webinars that keep you up-to-date and build skills to address everyday challenges — from compliance and licensing, to managing IP portfolios and structuring deals. Membership now also includes access to 20+ live webinars a year (a $3,000 value) and a premium subscription to the "AUTM on the Air" podcast.

  • Sharing Best Practices. Improve your operational efficiency with AUTM's Technology Transfer Practice Manual, chockfull of best practices, sample agreements and templates.

  • Benchmarking Against Peers. See how your office measures up with the member-discounted Annual Licensing Activity Survey and STATT database — the industry’s most comprehensive data about patent and licensing activity.

  • Networking. Gain instant access to more than 3,000 technology transfer professionals — your network of trusted contacts to share insights, war stories, lessons learned, and best practices.