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About OTL

For Administrators

The Office of Technology Licensing was established in 1970 to transfer technologies developed at Stanford. Find out more about OTL’s history, mission, staff, and statistics or plan a visit.

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For Inventors

For Researchers

If you have an invention to disclose or just want to know more about the process, Stanford’s policies, or intellectual property in general - we are here to help.

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For Industry

For Industry

Stanford researchers generate hundreds of new inventions every year. Find out more about our available technologies and what to expect when working with OTL.

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The Office of Technology Licensing is moving!

Starting Thursday, December 11, the Office of Technology Licensing will be moving to a new office. While we're in the process of moving, there could be downtime for our various servers, including those that host TechFinder, online disclosures, the Researcher Portal, SU-18A forms, etc. We'll try to keep any service interruptions as minimal as possible and we should be fully back in business no later than Monday, December 15.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email:

Our new address will be:

3000 El Camino Real
Building 5, Third Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94306