Renowned Technology Developer Joins Tech Center

SOCORRO, N.M. July 8, 2015 – New Mexico Tech announces the appointment, as of July 1, 2015, of Professor Lawrence J. Udell as adjunct faculty in the Center for Leadership and Technology Commercialization. Udell has devoted the last half-century in the Silicon Valley to creating and co-founding over 40 new ventures. These ranged from sporting goods to medical diagnostics, from eye-tracking to solar technologies, from chemicals to agricultural products and from bio-tech to entertainment.


Lawrence Udell 


New Mexico Tech president Dr. Daniel H. Lopez said the university is fortunate to establish a relationship with someone like Udell.

“It’s especially gratifying to have someone of his caliber who is familiar with working with universities and other intellectual property licensing groups,” Lopez said. “This is especially important at this juncture at New Mexico Tech because we are excited about the many new discoveries at our university and about commercializing them to the world.”

Dr. Peter Anselmo, director of the Center for Leadership in Technology Commercialization, said Larry is already working with Tech faculty on taking new discoveries to the marketplace. Udell will be on campus several times each semester to host seminars with faculty and students and help with projects.

“I’m excited because we need his expertise,” Anselmo said. “His professional networks will enhance our efforts at the Center. We need people to know about New Mexico Tech and Larry can really help with that.”

“The CLTC is at the stage where we are poised for major growth, and Larry will be a big help with that through his expertise in developing technology commercialization efforts at other leading universities and his extensive and impressive contact network,” Anselmo said.

Udell is the founder and chairman of the California Invention Center (1995) www.CaliforniaInventionCenter.org  and Intellectual Property International LLC (1998) www.i-p-i.co  He has created and taught New Ventures and Entrepreneurship courses for over 40 years, plus a special course on Technology Marketing at California State University, School of Business and Economics.

He has served as a lecturing professor at the University of California-Berkeley and at UC Davis campus teaching a course on Technology Transfer and Commercialization, plus other universities in the U. S. and Canada. His lectures focus on Entrepreneurship in America. He is an active member of the Licensing Executives Society since 1982 and is the founder and chairman emeritus of the Silicon Valley Chapter of LES www.les-svc.org  He also serves as Senior Consultant to General Patent Corporation and Vice President of American Innovators for Patent Reform.

Udell provides consulting to both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies and lectures frequently at inventor, corporate and government functions throughout America and for the USPTO. He has also served as a United Nations (WIPO) representative on creating programs for economic development and diversity in several countries. More than 50 of his articles have appeared in publications nationally and internationally.

Besides lecturing to both faculty and students on campus he will be developing strategic alliances between New Mexico Tech and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. These will include but not limited to, new venture collaborations, funding and joint technology discoveries. 

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By Thomas Guengerich/New Mexico Tech