Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office

The Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO) of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, ascribed to the College of Engineering, facilitates the development, protection and commercialization of intellectual property such as research and inventions of the faculty, students and personnel of the UPRM.

The process of technology development and transfer begins with you. IPTTO is ready to serve as a resource to UPRM faculty members at any point in the inception or development of an invention. We offer our knowledge and skills in the areas of intellectual property protection, technology development and management, licensing, and technology commercialization.

After you notify us of your invention, we provide assistance in protecting and marketing it, in developing collaborations with industry to identify and contract with the best possible commercial partner to foster the widest recognition for your efforts and attract financial sponsorship of your research, and finally, in monitoring and enforcing the partnership agreement.

If you have an idea you would like to discuss, or if you have questions about intellectual property, technology development, sponsored research or the technology transfer process, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are ready to work with you to protect the fruits of your research and to realize the potential and practical benefits of your inventions.

We hope you will seek our advice and assistance.


Our Mision:

To advance the development of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus (UPRM) faculty’s groundbreaking inventions, discoveries and ideas into new products, processes and services for the betterment of society, while improving Puerto Rico’s economic competitiveness.

Our Objective:

Partnering with UPRM faculty to develop and implement innovative strategies to protect and commercialize their new inventions and discoveries so as to generate revenues for the University, the community and the general public, in close collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization.