Licensing

Licensing

Working together to advance transformative technologies

Technology transfer teams within universities play a critical role in facilitating the translation of research and innovation into the market where it can have an impact on people and the economy.

Pathways to market
Technologies can be commercialized through at least two pathways, such as a license to an existing company or by creating a startup company. In some cases, the technology commercialization team may explore both pathways simultaneously. The choice of pathway is dependent upon a variety of factors including the intended involvement of the creator, the readiness level of the technology, the size of the problem the technology addresses, and the impact the technology will have on the market. We've created the Inventor's Guide to Technology Transfer to outline the life of a technology and help inventors know what to expect throughout the process.

We’re here to help
Our team works closely in partnership with Ohio State inventors when taking technologies to market. We work to understand desired outcomes, and together form a plan that will help provide the most impact for each unique technology. 

Contact Us

Staff Assistant
Technology Commercialization

Thea Bailey

Executive Assistant to Kevin Taylor

Cameron Groff


Associate Director of Licensing
Arts and Sciences | Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Jason Dahlman, PhD, CLP


Director, Intellectual Property and Contracts

David Mess, MS, JD, CLP


Senior Licensing Officer

Frank Norris


Senior Intellectual Property and Grant Compliance Officer

John Cocumelli, JD


Associate Vice President, Technology Commercialization

Kevin Taylor


Senior Licensing Officer

Ryan Zinn


Senior Licensing Officer

Stewart Davis, CLP, RTTP


Business Operations Consultant

Aditi Bhatiya

Invention Compliance Officer

Lisa Siefker

Business Operations Senior Analyst
Operational Excellence

Chad Bahan

Licensing Analyst

Erika Csatary

Executive Director, Licensing

Don Taylor

Licensing Officer

Panqing He


Business Operations, Senior Analyst

Jacob Decot


Senior Accountant

Chris Rex


Senior Licensing Officer

Andrew Hampton

Associate Director of Licensing
Engineering

Mandana Ashouri

Associate Director of Licensing
Health Sciences

Panya Taysavang

Senior Licensing Officer

Chris Willson

Senior Licensing Officer

Adam Schworer

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