Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
AUTM Members are people involved in all aspects of protecting, licensing and managing academic intellectual
Licensing Executives Society (LES)LES is a welcoming business community that empowers,
connects, and celebrates IP professionals through: Education, Best Practices, Networking, Participation and Mentoring.
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the United Nations
agency dedicated to the use of intellectual property (patents, copyright, trademarks, designs, etc.) as a means of stimulating innovation and creativity.
National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance
Supports technology innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education to create experiential learning opportunities for students and successful, socially beneficial innovations and businesses.
Intellectual Property Protection:
US Patent & Trademark Organization (USPTO)
The USPTO is the Federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.
US Copyright Office
The Office's mission is to promote creativity by administering and sustaining an effective national copyright system.
Council on Governmental Relations (COGR)
COGR is an association of research-intensive universities and affiliated medical centers/research institutes. It is a key source of critical information on current and emerging issues for its
members, along with agencies and organizations that sponsor research activities.