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Office of Technology Licensing

Office of Technology Licensing (OTL)
The Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) is an institution wide resource that works closely with City of Hope inventors to identify, protect, and create effective strategies to commercially advance their inventions and technologies.
Researchers have designed a mobile phone app that enables patients to improve their self management of diabetes via food and lifestyle choices.
Have you created a novel invention during the course of your research and would like to learn about how to build a start-up company around your discovery? Contact OTL and we can guide you through the necessary steps and help you start your company.
City of Hope's main focus is on translational research and developing new therapies. To that end we partner extensively with industry in hundreds of clinical trials and sponsored research projects each year. To support this aspiration, the CATD provides cGMP manufacturing of biologics at substantially reduced costs as compared with CMOs.

Below is a brief overview of the core services the Office of Technology Licensing offers to City of Hope investigators.
  • Meeting with City of Hope investigators to discuss new discoveries and inventions
  • Developing strategies to protect discoveries and inventions with patents, trademarks and copyrights while preserving academic values
  • Commercializing inventions and discoveries with industry partners to create novel therapeutics, diagnostics and research tools
  • Creating start-up companies around technologies developed at City of Hope
  • Negotiating and formalizing partnership agreements such as industry sponsored research, material transfer, confidentiality and inter-institutional agreements
  • Compliance with City of Hope policies and procedures related to materials, confidentiality and intellectual property, along with input from other teams at City of Hope
  • Organizing educational events focused on intellectual property, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship

About OTL

The OTL Team
The Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) is an institution-wide resource that works closely with City of Hope inventors to identify, protect and create effective strategies to realize the commercial potential of their inventions and technologies.
To achieve this goal, the OTL has several responsibilities. The OTL is responsible for developing intellectual property protection strategies that include the utilization of patents, trademarks and copyrights. The OTL also identifies and develops strategic partnerships with companies for potential licensing opportunities as well as collaborations to further develop these technologies. When a company makes the decision to license a technology, the OTL negotiates mutually beneficial license agreements to ensure that the commercial partner will commit and devote necessary resources to enable the successful development of these technologies and that the City of Hope will receive fair royalty rates and fees. The revenue generated from licenses is shared with our inventors and also with City of Hope to support future research.
We also help our entrepreneurial inventors to start their own companies around platform technologies. We have developed relationships with various investors including local angel investors and venture capitalists to encourage the formation of start-up companies.
In addition to the OTL’s mission to commercialize technologies, we devote a large portion of our time to catalyze research collaborations through the management and execution of material transfer agreements, confidential disclosure agreements and research collaboration agreements.

Meet the Team

The City of Hope Office of Technology Licensing team brings a wide array of experiences from both academia and industry in life sciences. The combination of each team member’s unique experience and background creates a well-rounded team. Our team is here to serve our investigators to assist in the advancement of their research and inventions. Feel free to contact members of the team with questions, comments or concerns about the OTL.
Office of Technology Licensing
City of Hope
1500 E. Duarte Rd.
Modular 101
Duarte, CA 91010
Center for Applied Technology Development (CATD)
The Sylvia R. and Isador A. Deutch Center for Applied Technology Development (CATD) offers broad expertise in technology transfer and licensing, biologics manufacturing, quality assurance and regulatory affairs.

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