Dr. Dipanjan “DJ” Nag

Dr. Dipanjan “DJ” Nag

Dr. Dipanjan “DJ” Nag is The Ohio State University’s Associate Vice President of Technology Commercialization. He leads the efforts for commercialization from close to a $1B research expenditure, 4,000+ patents and 2,000+ technologies. Previously, he led technology transfer at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is an entrepreneur and started several medical device companies as well as led a predictive analytics company. As a consultant, he has worked with Fortune 500 companies advising them on monetization and intellectual property strategy. He was a Director at Ocean Tomo, an intellectual capital merchant bank, and a Vice President at ICAP Ocean Tomo leading various IP markets. He has been a thought leader in global innovation and entrepreneurship having worked closely in Turkey, Poland, Japan, Brazil, Korea, India having delivered invited keynote addresses on those topics. Currently, he teaches Intellectual Property Strategy at Rutgers University and The Ohio State University and holds a visiting faculty role at Shizuoka University, Japan. He served on the board of Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).


Posts by Dr. Dipanjan “DJ” Nag


How to Effectively Derive Return On Investment (ROI) From US Federal Research Intellectual Capital

A massive amount of intellectual capital gets created every day from $150 billion in annual research funding allocated to federal laboratories and universities in the United States. Unfortunately, …

The changing face of university technology transfer

Today (TTOs) are increasingly being run by professionals who are experienced in startups, licensing, monetizing and have tremendous depth of technical knowledge in a variety of fields. …

Is your provisional patent worth anything?

The challenge when you are filing a patent application is you don't know if the invention will become the next billion dollar drug. As you can imagine, …