The Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization (OIPC) serves as an educational and management resource on patent and licensing matters for the university. OIPC works closely with our faculty researchers to assess the commercial potential of their discoveries and inventions and develops strategies for protecting the valuable intellectual property assets of the university. It seeks industrial partners to commercialize the technology developed at Louisiana Tech for the benefit of society and negotiates all resulting license agreements on behalf of the university. Consistent with the University’s commitment to economic development, the office pays particular attention to finding opportunities for regional economic development.
If you are an outside party seeking licenses, technology investment opportunities, or R&D assistance, you are encouraged to contact the office. You may also find it helpful to visit Information for Industry.
All faculty, staff, and students involved with proprietary information and all creators of intellectual property are reminded of their obligation under Tech policy to report inventions, discoveries, and other developments having commercial value. You are encouraged to contact this Office for advice and assistance. Additional assistance may be found at Information for Faculty.