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.

William Pegg

William Pegg

Associate Director for Intellectual Property

Phone: 607-254-4502


William (Bill) is the Associate Director for Intellectual Property (IP). He joined CTL in June 2019 to lead the team of IP Officers and the IP service group, to oversee CTL IP asset, and support the licensing and business development functions.

 

Prior to joining CTL, Bill Pegg practiced as an intellectual property attorney for over 20 years, helping to protect the intellectual property of numerous Fortune 500 corporations, small corporations, foreign corporations and entities, premier educational institutions and start-up companies.  Bill’s practice included preparation and prosecution of patent applications and trademark applications, building and managing patent portfolios, transactional work, client counseling, and opinion work.  In his spare time, Bill was also a business mentor for start-ups at the University of Chicago, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

 

Bill’s expertise encompasses a variety of technologies including, but not limited to, biometric devices and systems (e.g., fingerprint scanning, facial recognition), security and access management systems (e.g., smart cards, near field devices, proximity readers), solid-state devices, semiconductor processing, software, telecommunications (e.g., wireless technology, near field communications, etc.), instrumentation and control systems, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, robotics, drones, automotive systems (e.g., control systems, V2V and V2X technology, driver assist technologies), wireless charging systems, autonomous vehicles, medical devices, smart textiles, performance garments, composite materials, microfluidic devices, fiber optics and haptic devices.  Bill also has expertise in computer systems, cyber-security and privacy and is CISSP Certified by (ISC)2 and is CIPP/US Certified by IAPP.

 

Education

  • JD, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Rutgers University College of Engineering.