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Technology Commercialization Office

Staff Information

Our team consists of dedicated intellectual property and licensing experts who are committed to transforming scientific breakthroughs into viable products that create jobs, boost revenue, and change the world.

Key Personnel

Chad Hardaway, Director, TCO

Chad Hardaway, Director

As an attorney and chemical engineer, Chad brings a broad skill set to intellectual property protection and management. He has a passion for and expertise in entrepreneurship and small business development and has served as a mentor of multiple National Science Foundation I-Corps teams.

Tiffany Beverly, J.D., Associate Director, TCO

Tiffany Beverly, J.D., Associate Director

As an attorney with a background in business litigation, Tiffany brings an expertise in contracts law and oversees legal agreements for TCO. She also serves as primary contact for questions about the office and intellectual property at USC.

Michael Cantelmi, Patent Administrator, TCO

Michael Cantelmi, M.Ed., Licensing and Compliance Associate

Formerly a patent administrator, Michael is responsible for identifying potential licensees for USC patents, marketing the university's technologies, and promoting the TCO to both industry and USC's community of researchers and inventors.


Caroline Page, J.D., Patents and Contracts Manager

 Caroline is an attorney who uses her skill set to process certain contracts, including inter-institutional agreements, material transfer agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.  She is also responsible for maintaining the University’s intellectual property database and she is the primary contact for questions about IP/invention disclosures at USC.

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