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.

Michelle Shields

Michelle Shields

Intellectual Property Services Manager

Phone: 607-254-4622

Michelle manages Cornell’s Intellectual Property Services group to ensure all IP applications are properly filed, prosecuted, and maintained. She coordinates the efforts of Cornell, CTL, and a variety of external legal resources to accomplish broad protection of Cornell’s inventions, trademarks, and copyrights. Budgetary control is also part of her responsibilities.


Previously, Michelle served as an administrative assistant with the Office of Sponsored Programs at Cornell University.


  • BS — Organizational Management, Keuka College (Keuka, NY)
  • AAS — Business Administration, Cayuga Community College (Auburn, NY)