Research Commercial Agreements (RCA), formerly known as the Office of Innovation and Commercialization, is responsible for the negotiation and execution of contract agreements and subawards, intellectual property licensing, and cooperative agreements with companies and other institutions.
RCA is also responsible for the identification, protection, and commercialization of the intellectual property generated by the faculty and staff of UNT.
Associate Vice President for RCA Role
Acts as UNT’s Patent and Copyright Officer and is responsible for accepting all disclosures of new inventions and other discoveries.
Research Commercial Agreements Staff Role
Evaluate disclosures and work with inventors to develop a strategy to protect the intellectual property and to license the discovery for commercial development. Research Commercial Agreements is responsible for complying with sponsor terms and conditions related to the management of intellectual property.