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Technology Transfer Ombuds Office

If needed, we offer an informal confidential process to help resolve issues and concerns regarding the laboratory's technology partnership, patent, and licensing activities.

When applicable, we encourage cooperative techniques such as mediation to facilitate conflict resolution.

The BNL Ombudsman is designated as the neutral party and does not:

  • Get involved in any contract negotiation
  • Investigate or make formal recommendations on findings of fact.
  • Replace, override, or influence formal review or appeal mechanisms
  • Function as an intermediary in legal issues.

If you'd like to communicate issue or concern about BNL’s technology transfer activities, then contact Technology Transfer Ombudsman Kevin Fox at (631) 344-6185.