Licensing

The University of Louisville is committed to getting developments created by our researchers into the market in the most efficient manner possible. In many cases, this will involve licensing to an external partner for further development and commercialization of the technology.

If you are interested in licensing a technology from the University of Louisville, or pursuing an option agreement in order to more closely examine a potential opportunity, our OTT will be very happy to speak with you. If you don’t know the best person to speak with, please feel free to call our main line at 502-852-2965, or email us at thinker@louisville.edu, and we’ll get you in touch with the right person. Likewise, if you are aware of a licensing opportunity and you’d like to let us know, please get in touch – we’re always happy to hear about interest in partnering with us and our researchers.

The OTT prides itself on its flexibility and its deal-focused negotiations. While we do have certain obligations we have to fulfill and certain limitations to what we can do (as a Public University), we always strive to arrive at a deal that is to the benefit of UofL, the creators, the licensee, and the public. We view licensing as a partnership, not just a transaction.