The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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TTO offers IP remote office hours - Fall 2022 Semester Schedule
See the schedule on the "News" page 


Please be aware that TTO staff are working remotely due to the Covid-19 precautions. TTO ordinary working hours are 8:30 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday.  Check our Staff page for email contacts.  We are monitoring email regularly.  Thanks for your understanding.


Faculty service is the key driver. 

We depend on faculty, their students and staff to recognize when they make inventions in their research, and then tell us about them.  So, UMass Amherst faculty inventors are our most important customers.  We have simplified a number of procedures and are making policies more ‘faculty friendly,” and making interactions with faculty more personal.  Read more.


Services for the Creative Arts

Tech transfer is usually focused on inventions, but UMass Amherst faculty in the creative arts, such as authors, composers, artists, sculptors and architects also create valuable works that can benefit the public.  Unlike inventions, most such works are scholarly works owned by their creators.  However, many such works never get distributed beyond academic circles, because creative artists don’t often know a lot about copyrights and trademarks or how to license them to publishers and other distributors. Read more.