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About the Industrial Contracts Office

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The Industrial Contracts Office (ICO) is a unit within the Office of Technology Licensing, Stanford's technology transfer office. ICO is responsible for reviewing, negotiating and signing research-related agreements on behalf of Stanford with industry and some non-profit collaborators. ICO Contract Officers have authority to sign agreements on behalf of Stanford University and ensure that all agreements are in compliance with Stanford policy, sound business practice, and legal requirements.

ICO handles the following types of agreements:

ICO works closely with research and administrative offices throughout Stanford to ensure compliance with Stanford policy and regulatory concerns. ICO also provides advice and guidance to other Stanford offices on intellectual property terms and related policies. 

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ICO enables Stanford research by negotiating mutually beneficial agreements with external collaborators that preserve academic freedom and scientific integrity. We ensure that resulting Stanford technology can be developed to its full potential to serve the public interest.


To set the standard for excellence, leadership and collaboration in contracting in furtherance of research, teaching and public service.

ICO Core Values, Excellence
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Karin Immergluck
Executive Director

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Glennia Campbell

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Tatiana Sorokina
Senior Industrial Contracts Officer

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Ian Whyburn
Industrial Contracts Officer

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Dee Nguyen
Industrial Contracts Officer

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James Cho
Industrial Contracts Officer



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Lisa Chen
Senior Industrial Contracts Officer

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Jacqueline Lyandres
Industrial Contracts Officer

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Emma Yang
Industrial Contracts Officer

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Josephine Fotinatos
Industrial Contracts Officer

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Salma Kirsch
Industrial Contracts Officer

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Liz Long
Industrial Contracts Coordinator

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Adelaide Stegmaier
Industrial Contracts Officer, Data Use Agreements

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Grace Shin
Industrial Contracts Officer, Data Use Agreements

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Megan Harbinson
Administrative Associate

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Brandon Yu
Administrative Associate