UTRF licensing associate Dr. Stefan Schweizer talked to an audience of several UTHSC faculty, staff, and students about the technology transfer process and explained how it benefits the university. Dr. Schweizer explained how to submit an invention disclosure, which included an overview of the newly launched IDEA portal for disclosure submission. The audience also learned what criteria UTRF uses in evaluating UT invention disclosures. In addition to discussing the invention disclosure process, there was also a discussion about the requirements for obtaining a patent, and the marketing and licensing of UT technologies to commercial entities. The talk concluded with some examples of successful licensing partnerships that were achieved last year between UTRF and commercial entities.