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A Technology Engine

Virginia Tech’s $500M+- per-year research portfolio spans engineering and life sciences, as well as social sciences, policy, and creative arts.  Through our use-inspired, diversified research capabilities, we support all major federal agencies. Nearly 15 percent of expenditures derive from corporate sponsors, providing faculty and partners opportunities to collaborate on cutting-edge, applied research and development.

The result: every day, faculty, students, and staff generate inventions with important market and societal applications.  VTIP is here to support the transition of discoveries by shepherding inventions through patenting and license negotiation. We bring extensive experience in intellectual property management and transactions and offer business-friendly terms to streamline the process and create win-wins. 


VTIP is governed by a Board of Directors as required in our bylaws. The Board of Directors includes ex-officio members, as well as elected members from Virginia Tech and externally.  We are grateful to the Board for their leadership and service to VTIP.

Brandy Salmon

Brandy Salmon

President of Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties
Associate Vice President for Innovation and Partnerships

Virginia Tech Holtzman Alumni Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA  24061

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Virginia Tech’s IP Portfolio could revolutionize your business.

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Disclosure Submission and Licensing

Grant Brewer
Executive Director, LICENSE

IP Administration Matters

Katherine Nicewander
Intellectual Property Specialist

VTIP Business, Finance and Royalty Administration

Lisa Akers
Controller and Director of Business Affairs, VTIP

Proof of Concept Grant Program

Mark Mondry
Associate Director, LAUNCH

Resources For Faculty

Invention Disclosure Form