Potential Inventors

Are you a UTRGV Researcher thinking about developing new technology, software, or creative works?

  1. Become familiar with the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC)
    We help you ensure that you're in compliance with policies and regulations, like UT Regents' Rules, Series 90000: Intellectual Property.  Other requirements come from:
    • UT System Policy UTS 125
    • UT System Regents’ Rules 90101  
    • US Bayh–Dole Act
    • US and international patent law

  2. Learn about inventions and patents. 

  3. Disclose new technology to OTC.
  4. Follow the licensing process.

  5. Explore our "Research and entrepreneurship Insights" archive.This is a free resource with case studies, videos and presentations to help you learn more about the next steps in technology commercialization.(UTRGV login required.)

Are you a UTRGV Researcher thinking about working with an outside institution or organization?

When you need to request that materials be sent to UTRGV for you from another institution or organization, or when you need to send materials to another institution or organization, please complete and sign the appropriate MTA Information Form out of the two choices below, and send it to the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC):  

(These are fillable PDFs, and they can be signed electronically.  Please send the appropriate completed and signed MTA Information Form to otc@utrgv.edu. We will then proceed to get all necessary clearances and get the agreement executed so the materials can be shipped.)   


UTRGV is a member of the Texas Venture Connect powered by University of Texas System Office of Innovation and Strategic Investment.

It is a network of mentors with experience in all facets of entrepreneurship, available at no cost to the community for ventures that are affiliated with UTRGV. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or in applying as a venture, contact the Office of Research Translation at otc@utrgv.edu.


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