UT Southwestern Faculty and Inventors

The Office for Technology Development (OTD) team of experts serves UT Southwestern’s faculty and students by evaluating new inventions disclosed to the office and then managing each technology’s best route to commercialization by:

  • Market research and analysis
  • Pursuing and overseeing intellectual property protection when appropriate
  • Negotiating licenses with existing or startup companies
  • Monitoring ongoing compliance by licensee

Do you have an invention?

If you have an Invention to disclose, please submit UT Southwestern’s Intellectual Property Questionnaire.


OTD supports UT Southwestern faculty and inventors by cultivating collaborative relationships with both the public and private sectors for the purpose of:

Technology Transfer Steps: Developing, Protecting, Transferring, and Commercializing Research Results for the Public Benefit

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or connect directly with the OTD Liaison for your department for more information.