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The Office of Technology Commercialization works with business and entrepreneurial interests to help identify, protect, and commercialize the University's intellectual property for the purpose of benefiting society and spurring economic growth for our regional and US economies.

OUR MISSION

The Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of South Carolina is dedicated to bringing University inventions and technologies to the commercial sector for the benefit of the University community and the public.

Pati Spotts, J.D., M.S.,
Associate Director, Patent Management

Pati Spotts has a J.D. from the University of South Carolina and an M.S. in Biology from Purdue University. She is a patent attorney and manages USC's intellectual property portfolio. Pati assists faculty inventors with the invention disclosure process and facilitates intellectual property protection through patents, copyrights and trademarks.

STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION
Name
Title
Phone
Email
Patricia Spotts
John Propst
Steve Etheredge
Tiffany Beverly
Associate Director, Patent Management
Associate Director, Business Development
Senior Industry Contracts Manager
Technology Management & Contracts Associate
803-777-9394
803-777-6420
803-777-4457
803-777-5406
spottsp@sc.edu
propst@sc.edu
setheredge@sc.edu
tbeverly@sc.edu