The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) consists of two parts. Together, these OTT groups assist CHOP’s researchers and health care providers in the distribution of their discoveries with the community.

The Licensing Group protects the intellectual property of CHOP investigators, markets CHOP technologies, and negotiates licensing agreements, while working with the inventor, USPTO, and outside counsel to manage the patenting process.

The Contracts Group supports collaborative relationships between CHOP’s academic investigators and corporate sponsors or other institutions through agreements that align with CHOP’s mission and policies and protects CHOP’s researchers.