The Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) is Cornell University's technology transfer office. We manage technology for Cornell's Ithaca campus, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech, and Cornell AgriTech in Geneva.

CTL Staff

CTL is made up of four functional teams in both the Ithaca and Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) offices under the leadership of the Executive Director.

Executive Director

Licensing & Business Development Group

This team, with offices in Ithaca and at WCMC, focuses on working with researchers and partnering Cornell technologies with industry for development into useful products and services.

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Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) Team

Ithaca Life Sciences Team

Phillip Owh

Associate Director, Licensing & Business Development – Life Sciences

Aris Despo

Senior Licensing and Business Development Officer

Ithaca Physical Sciences Team

Martin Teschl

Associate Director, Licensing & Business Development – Physical Sciences

Innovation Partnerships

The Innovation Partnerships team leads CTL’s marketing, events, media and strategic partnership engagements with corporate partners, venture funds and startups.

Intellectual Property Management

This team focuses on maintaining CTL's relationships with outside counsel, managing intellectual property information, and reporting to government agencies.

Patent Prosecution Team

IP Services

Contract & Finance

This team focuses on financial accounting services, contract services and royalty distributions.

Contract Services

Financial Services


Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) Team

Ithaca Team