The Howard University Intellectual Property Commercialization Center is a product of the Howard University Intellectual Property Committee and the Office of the General Counsel. The Intellectual Property Committee, or IPC, was established by the Board of Trustees in 1993 to protect and commercialize Howard University's intellectual property under the auspices of the Board's Intellectual Property Policy.
The Office of the General Counsel, or OGC, assists the IPC by providing the day to day intellectual property and technology transfer work for the University. The OGC works with patent counsel, the law firm Fitch, Even, Tabin, and Flannery, to file and prosecute the University's patent and trademark applications. The OGC works with a technology transfer consultancy, Tremonti Consulting, to evaluate the commercial potential of the University's intellectual property and market that intellectual property to industry.
Senior Counsel John Gloster is the main points of contact for intellectual property and technology transfer matters at Howard University. Please visit our Contact Us page to contact Mr. Gloster.
For news relating to Howard University's intellectual property and technology transfer program, including our success stories, please visit our News Page.