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Technology Transfer Ombuds Contact

Technology Transfer Issues and Ombuds Person

If you have any issues with technology transfer, please contact Chip Watson (, x7101), who serves as the Jefferson Lab ombuds person for technology transfer. He is authorized to receive and address complaints and inquiries concerning acts, omissions and alleged improprieties from disclosures, licensees and others in a commercialization partnership with Jefferson Lab. The Ombudsman system has been established for conflict resolution if the relationship between the Lab and a potential licensee or business partner becomes strained. The Ombudsman is an impartial party who may investigate the alleged improprieties and take appropriate action to aid in the resolution of the issues. The Ombudsman is not authorized to make, change or set aside a law, policy or administrative decision.