Technology Transfer


Higher education institutions have unique opportunities when it comes to the transfer of technology to established corporations and start-ups for commercialization. After investing in research and the development of innovative technologies, universities stand to benefit by transferring these technologies to other entities, thus generating revenue for the university and benefiting the public by making new technology more widely available.

Volpe Koenig is highly knowledgeable and experienced in technology transfer sector, having worked with many U.S. and international universities, including several Ivy League institutions. Our team understands the dynamics of commercialization and has the knowledge and expertise to walk clients through the process. Our attorneys work closely with institutions, from making sure applications are marketable and have enough appeal to entice investors, to ensuring that they are filed in the most cost effective manner possible.

Our attorneys have a broad range of credentials to match the broad range of inventions developed by academic institutions. We follow a streamlined process with quick turnaround and a high level of responsiveness to help meet clients’ budget constraints and help them successfully move their innovations from in-house technology to commercial success.

We have experience with ensuring compliance with the Bayh-Dole Act by inquiring as to whether research is government funded or subject to a government contract at the initial phase of a matter, and making the necessary disclosures to the Patent Office, as well as other requirements under this Act.

While Volpe Koenig has expertise in a broad range of technology transfer areas, we consider the following to be particular areas of focus:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biologics
  • Small Molecules
  • Bioinformatics
  • Epigenetics
  • Genomics
  • Proteomics
  • Metabolomics
  • Medical Devices
  • Software
  • Mechanical Devices


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