Partnerships Ombuds

Complaint Resolution/Feedback

Please feel free to contact Mike Paulus, Director, Technology Transfer, with any feedback, questions, or complaints at 865.574.1051 or

If you would prefer to communicate any questions or concerns to our Technology Partnerships Ombuds, you may contact Nicole Porter at 865.574.2227 or

The role of the Ombuds is to assist the public and industry in resolving complaints or disputes regarding technology partnerships (including CRADAs), patents, licenses, and other technology transfer issues.