Office of Intellectual Property Development and Commercialization

Mission Statement

The mission of Office of IP Development and Commercialization is to help identify, protect, and facilitate moving into the marketplace each of the promising technologies arising from work conducted at the university.

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Contact Us

Laura Collins, Ph.D.
Director of Intellectual Property Development and Commercialization
Fort IRC #426
Direct Dial: 336-285-3188
Front Office: 336-334-7314


Laura is responsible for N.C. A&T’s intellectual property portfolio and technology transfer operations. Before joining NC A&T in 2010, she spent 10 years with intellectual property law firms, supporting patent prosecution, patent litigation, inventorship investigations, and prior art landscaping. Laura earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from UNC Chapel Hill and received undergraduate degrees in chemistry with honors and history from Bryn Mawr College. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.