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Who We Are

The staff of the Office of Research Commercialization is dedicated to bringing Texas Tech innovations to the marketplace. Our team of professionals manages the licensing of intellectual property to outside business. We also can help with faculty and/or student-led startup companies. Please contact our staff at orc@ttu.edu if you have questions.




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Cameron P. Smith, JD, CLP

Interim Managing Director, Research Commercialization

Cameron Smith is the Interim Managing Director in the Office of Research Commercialization, which serves Texas Tech University, Angelo State University, Texas Tech Health Sciences Centers, and the TTUHSC Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso. He is a licensed Patent Attorney with experience in intellectual property asset protection and management.... read more>>


David McClure

David McClure, MBA, CLP

Managing Director, Licensing

David McClure is the Managing Director, Licensing for the Office of Research Commercialization. David is responsible for marketing the System's intellectual property portfolio to industry and negotiating license agreements with business partners to commercialize technologies developed within the Texas Tech University System... read more >>


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Hutton Jones, M.S.

Licensing Associate

Hutton Jones is a Licensing Associate with the Office of Research Commercialization and the newest addition to our staff. He is responsible for developing commercialization plans to market patentable technologies to industry and works with university researchers to identify good market fits for their technologies... read more>>


Tracie McClaran

Tracie McClaran

Assistant Managing Director, Finance & Administration, Interim Director for Global Laboratory for Energy Asset Management & Manufacturing (GLEAMM)

Tracie McClaran is the Assistant Managing Director, Finance and Administration and the Interim Director for GLEAMM. She is responsible for overseeing and managing the financial and administrative aspects of the office. She is also the project coordinator for the GLEAMM project and coordinates efforts between the co-PIs and consortium partners... read more>>


Amanda Anderson

Amanda L. Anderson

Unit Coordinator

Amanda is the Office Manager for the Office of Research Commercialization. Her duties include assisting the Interim Managing Director of Research Commercialization with the calendar, travel arrangements and reimbursements, procurement services, assist in processing accounts receivables/payables, timesheet approvals for staff and students, pcard reconciliation services ... read more>> 


Cindy Thompson

Cynthia "Cindy" Thompson

Program Manager

Cindy Thompson is a program manager in the Office of Research Commercialization. As an intellectual property analyst, she maintains the electronic files for patent applications, issued patents, technologies and license agreements. Her responsibilities also include management of contracts and intellectual property... read more>>





We Want to Hear from You!

Questions about the patent process? Interested in partnerships? Looking for specific available technologies at TTU? Send us an email and a member of our staff will reply promptly.

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