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San Diego State University

Technology Transfer Office at SDSU

The Technology Transfer Office (TTO) at San Diego State University protects and commercializes the intellectual property (IP) developed by the faculty, staff, and students of SDSU’s campus. The TTO accomplishes this by seeking patent protection for inventions, strategizing commercialization efforts, marketing the IP produced at SDSU, and licensing the IP to deliver it to the public. The TTO ensures that SDSU acts within the context of the applicable federal and state laws such as the Bayh-Dole Act while furthering SDSU’s education, research, and public interest missions.

The TTO works with faculty to understand the products of their research and the appropriate types of IP protection to utilize. If a faculty member has developed software, it is possible that copyright, patent, and trademarks laws will all help protect it. Trade secret might be useful for a research tool. The TTO fashions its approach on many factors, but helps by listening to the goals and desires of faculty, staff, and students, then developing a strategy that addresses those needs and plans. Learn more about the TTO here.

Disclose an Invention
Background of IP Law
TTO Services
Path to Commercialization
Sample of Licensable IP

Contact the Technology Transfer Office

Phone: (619) 594-3336

Fax: (619) 594-5774

Address: 5500 Campanile Dr.
SSE 1410, MC 8220
San Diego, CA 92182