University Authorized Official Functions

The University Authorized Official or designee assists University personnel with patent disclosures, ownership determinations and conflict-of-interest issues related to technology transfer and entrepreneurial activities. The University Authorized Official has a primary role in monitoring adherence to, and advising personnel on, PASSHE and University procedures in these areas.

To enhance awareness of policies and procedures, the University Authorized Official (or designee) shall organize on-campus education and outreach efforts, including collaborative efforts with the PASSHE TTO, such as information meetings on Technology Transfer matters, conflict-of-interest, and technology transfer aspects of outside activities.

The University Authorized Official makes the final determination to pursue patent filings and incur the costs associated with such action.

University administrators are encouraged to avail themselves of Technology Transfer Office and University Legal Counsel expertise particularly on the more complex issues.