Michael P. Straightiff
Managing Director, U.Va. Innovation
Executive Director, U.Va. Licensing & Ventures Group
straightiff [at] virginia.edu
The University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group, formerly known as the Patent Foundation, advances promising U.Va. research discoveries to the marketplace through licenses with industry, new venture formation and other available pathways.
A University-related foundation and 501(c)3, the Licensing & Ventures Group reports to a board of directors and works closely with University officials in managing U.Va.’s intellectual property assets.