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Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property


The Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO) furthers the Institute’s mission by fostering collaborations of NIAID scientists with partners in industry, academia, nonprofits, and other government agencies and facilitating the exchange of research materials and information. TTIPO staff members are experts in technology transfer and intellectual property and are NIAID’s main resource for negotiating technology transfer agreements. TTIPO also oversees and manages NIAID’s patent portfolio and licensing agreements.


To facilitate discovery and promote the commercialization of biomedical innovations for the betterment of public health.

TTIPO accomplishes its mission by doing the following:

  • Protecting intellectual property
  • Championing the development and commercialization of NIAID discoveries
  • Promoting collaborations with academia, industry, nonprofits, and government agencies
  • Negotiating agreements to support NIAID research programs
  • Providing guidance and training on intellectual property and technology transfer
  • Managing NIAID patenting and licensing activities

Address and Phone

NIAID Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Office
5601 Fishers Lane, Suite 6D
Rockville, MD 20892-9804
Phone: 301-496-2644
Fax: 240-627-3117

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Last Updated April 19, 2016