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Kultaran Chohan

Senior Licensing Associate

Technology Transfer Office, NC State

Associate Faculty

Poulton Innovation Center 262


Area(s) of Expertise

Intellectual Property, Technology Evaluation, Commercialization, Technology Transfer, Start Up Company Formation, Licensing Product Development

As Director of Licensing, Kultaran leads OTCNV’s team of licensing professionals as they work to facilitate the commercialization of university inventions/discoveries. Kultaran’s experience includes managing innovation, strategizing intellectual property assets, licensing technologies, and supporting startup company formation. Kultaran personally manages a portfolio of technologies in the areas of biotechnology, ag-biotech, pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, human and animal health, research tools, food industry, and bio-manufacturing. He also serves as a reviewer/panelist with the Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) grant programs at both the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

Kultaran earned a Ph.D. in Genetics from NC State University, a MS in biology from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Technology Law from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He is a member of the New York Bar Association and is licensed as an attorney in New York. He is a Certified Licensing Professional and joined OTCNV in 2011.


PhD, Genetics, NC State University
MS, Biology, University of North Carolina, Greensboro