Acquisition Innovation Forum (September 9, 2021 at 9 AM ET)

Intellectual Property Valuation in the Defense Acquisition Process
The aim of this IP workshop is to elucidate the issues and challenges facing the defense acquisition community in technology, data rights and software acquisitions, particularly with regard to valuation of intellectual property and impacts on innovation within the DoD. To learn more about this event please visit the following link.

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Continuity of Service

Our office remains committed to providing our standard level of excellent service. At this time, due to the fluid situation of the coronavirus pandemic, we will do so virtually, rather than in-person, during our regular business hours. To reach the Office of Technology Commercialization, please call 202.687.7424 or email and Jeremy Alexander at . Someone will respond to you promptly.

More information on COVID-19 related agreements can be found on the following link:

Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) manages Georgetown University invention disclosures, patenting and licensing activities, research collaboration agreements, material transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements, data use agreements, copyright and intellectual property agreements between the University and faculty, engagement of Georgetown University in the founding of startup companies, and assistance to University entrepreneurs in starting their own companies. If you believe that you have an invention, it is critical that you disclose the invention to OTC immediately, and prior to any publication or public presentation of the invention.

Patent Award Ceremony Winner
Patent Award Ceremony Winners

Top Stories From OTC

Upcoming I2Is and Events:


OTC hosted first virtual I2I event with UAEM. UAEM (Universities Allied for Essential MedicinesPresentation on Engaging University Leaders in the access to medicines movement is available here. For more information on UAEM’s work please visit their website:

In our monthly I2I (Invention to Innovation) event, OTC had the pleasure of hosting George Likourezos, J.D. and Dr. Carmella L. Stephens, Ph.D., J.D. from Carter, Deluca, & Farrell LLP. Georgetown University faculty and staff had the opportunity to learn more about IP protection for AI-implemented Life Sciences inventions and how University Entrepreneurs can prepare for commercialization of their technologies.

Speed dating for innovation
“Speed Dating” for Innovation

“Speed dating” for Innovation: OTC hosted an event where researchers and entrepreneurs with ideas had the opportunity to network with investors looking for ideas, enabling them to meet a large number of potential partners in a short amount of time

Research and Engagement

A Fast and Accurate COVID-19 Test: Georgetown University researchers have engineered a next generation pathogen detection system that has been shown to be extremely sensitive and specific and therefore to have extremely low false positive and false negative rates. It is as rapid or faster than other methods and can also be automated and used to test for multiple types of organisms simultaneously (“multiplexed”). We are kindly asking your support of this campaign that will allow researchers to use this groundbreaking technology to develop a high-fidelity rapid molecular test for detecting the COVID-19 virus. To support this campaign for a faster, more accurate COVID-19 test please visit the following link: We appreciate your consideration of making a gift and sharing this important work with others who may also be interested in doing so.

Georgetown University (GU) continues to collaborate with George Washington University (GW) to help build the DC entrepreneurial community. We have been invited to join the “GWCAN” (More information can be found on the following link: GW welcomes inventors, investors, new entrepreneurs and experienced entrepreneurs to explore the opportunities provided through the network. For more questions, contact the Office of Technology Commercialization, please call 202.687.7424 or email

Cures Within Reach has a new funding opportunity to support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in biomedical research by providing at least 3 grants to US-based racial / ethnic minority PIs for their clinical repurposing trials. More info at

Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS @ Washington, DC is the newest Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS life science and healthcare incubator. The state-of-the-art site will be open to entrepreneurs and innovators, and startups, focused on innovation across the healthcare spectrum, including pharmaceuticals, medical device, consumer and health tech. . Please review Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s areas of interests prior to applying to ensure your technology is aligned to what they are looking for at this time: 
For more information on J&J Innovation please visit the following link

Blue Knight | JLABS – Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS is collaborating with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a component of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to form Blue Knight. This collaboration aims to stimulate innovation and incubation of technologies that improve health security and response through companies focused on public health threats and emerging infectious diseases. For more information on Blue Knight please visit the following link.

National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Announces Launch of Free Online IP Course. With this course you will be able to:
-Explain the basics of intellectual property policies.
-Understand how intellectual property protections benefit individual creators, business owners, and entrepreneurs.
-Describe the relationship between intellectual property protection and economic growth.
-Discuss the historical origins of intellectual property law in the United States
More information can be found on the following link: NAI IP Course

Press Releases

Read our Recent Newsletter, the “OTC Review“. Older editions archived here

What is Technology Commercialization/ Technology Transfer?

Watch the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)’s site and video featuring the ins and outs of Technology Transfer and learn more about what is involved in its process.