Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties (VTIP)


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A Technology Engine

Virginia Tech’s $500M+- per-year research portfolio spans engineering and life sciences, as well as social sciences, policy, and creative arts.  Through our use-inspired, diversified research capabilities, we support all major federal agencies. Nearly 15 percent of expenditures derive from corporate sponsors, providing faculty and partners opportunities to collaborate on cutting-edge, applied research and development.

The result: everyday, faculty, students, and staff generate inventions with important market and societal applications.  VTIP is here to support the transition of discoveries by shepherding inventions through patenting and license negotiation. We bring extensive experience in intellectual property management and transactions and offer business-friendly terms to streamline the process and create win-wins. 

Technology Portfolio

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VTIP is governed by a Board of Directors as required in our bylaws. The Board of Directors includes ex-officio members, as well as elected members from Virginia Tech and externally.  We are grateful to the Board for their leadership and service to VTIP.

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President of Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties
Director, LICENSE: Center for Technology Commercialization

Virginia Tech Holtzman Alumni Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA  24061

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Virginia Tech’s IP Portfolio could revolutionize your business.

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Disclosure Submission and Licensing:  Grant Brewer, Associate Director, LICENSE,
IP Administration Matters:  Katherine Nicewander, Intellectual Property Specialist,
VTIP Business, Finance and Royalty Administration:  Margaret Rose, Controller and Director of Business Affairs, VTIP,
Proof of Concept Grant Program:  Mark Mondry, Associate Director, LAUNCH,


RESources For Faculty

Invention Disclosure Form