The Office of Technology Transfer reviews various agreements
that relates to intellectual property. Below are the common types of agreements
that the office reviews and negotiates.
Nondisclosure Agreements (NDA)
An NDA is a legal contract between two or more parties
outlining how the parties wish to share confidential/proprietary information with
one another while excluding others.
Material Transfer Agreements (MTA)
A MTA is a research
contract between a provider and recipient for the transfer of materials in
which the recipient agrees to abide by a set of restrictions set forth by the
Sponsored Research Agreements (SRA)
A SRA is a contract commonly used by a non-federal sponsor
for the purposes of funding research at the university.
Allocation of Rights: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
& Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
SBIR and STTR are programs offered by the federal government
to encourage the growth in an infant industry; these programs come attached
with some federal guidelines regarding intellectual property rights.
A licensing agreement provides a company or an entrepreneur
the opportunity to commercialize on the technologies developed at the
university. An End User License Agreement (EULA) is commonly utilize for
software inventions to directly allow customers (end users) to use the software
under specific terms and conditions.