Stanford University

Making meaningful contributions to our world

About the University

The mission of Stanford University's Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) is to promote the transfer of Stanford technology for society's use and benefit while generating unrestricted income to support research and education. At OTL, the close relationships we have built with both Stanford faculty and outside industry afford us a special opportunity to help facilitate the transfer of technology in ways that could benefit society for generations. Our charter is to create new connections between inventors and industry. We are planting seeds today for the products of tomorrow. Although patentable inventions constitute the majority of OTL's licensing activities, we also handle copyright (software), Tangible Research Property (TRP), and outgoing Material Transfer Agreements for biological materials.