The Office of Innovation Management (OIM) is UL Lafayette’s academic technology transfer unit. Academic technology transfer is the process of developing and commercializing new academic discoveries for the benefit of society. Often, the efficient management of intellectual property (IP) is a critically important first step in the academic technology transfer process. Prudent IP management permits the OIM to identify and establish strategic industry-academia partnerships for development of University IP, and pursue license and/or sponsored-research negotiations and other commercial arrangements with external parties.
The OIM provides a spectrum of technology transfer & IP services. We stimulate & triage incoming ideas; conduct commercial & IP surveys; and employ strategic IP management mechanisms inducing patent, trademark and copyright protection to maximize commercial & societal benefit. If you have any questions, give us a call at 337-735-5483 or send us an email at OIM@louisiana.edu.