“We needed partners to develop and market an invention. UTRF linked us with companies interested in our technology.”

William Hofmeister, Professor, UT Space Institute

University of Tennessee policies

  • Patents, Copyright, and Intellectual Property Policy (PCIP)This UT policy describes the ownership of inventions and creations developed by faculty, staff, or students. It also details the procedures under which UTRF will manage the commercialization of inventions and creations. This policy applies to all campuses and institutes of the University of Tennessee.

UT Research Foundation (UTRF) policies

Campus Research and Sponsored Program Offices