Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Technology Licensing Office
The Technology Licensing Office, constituted in its current form in 1986, manages the formal licensing to third parties of technology and other intellectual property developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory, and Whitehead Institute. The office handles patent, licensing, trademark, and copyright activities for inventions and intellectual property in a variety of fields including the physical sciences, life sciences, and information technology. The office also serves as a resource on intellectual property and licensing matters for the MIT community. An Inventor’s Guide to Technology Transfer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2005) outlines the activities of the office.
Predecessor offices include the Patent, Copyright, and Licensing Office, which reported to the Vice President for Research (1977-1985), and the Patents and Copyrights Office, which was part of the Office of Sponsored Programs (1970-1976). Between 1920 and 1970 the Division of Industrial Cooperation (incorporated into the Division of Sponsored Research in 1956) had similar responsibilities.
For more information, see http://web.mit.edu/tlo/www/
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from Dean of the School of Engineering Gordon S. Brown Regarding the Appointment of William W. Seifert as Assistant Dean of Engineering
The largest set of material in the Technology Licensing Office collection (AC-0503) consists of case files in series 1 (invention disclosure case files). Records in collection AC-0503 were transferred to the permanent holdings of the Institute Archives beginning in 2004, but files, especially case files, may be created over a period of time. Therefore, documents in files will have dates earlier than 2004.