Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Technology Transfer Partnership Ombuds

The mission of the Ombuds Office is to enhance communication and mitigate conflict at the Laboratory.  


  • Anonymous Helpline
  • (505) 667-9370

Technology transfer dispute resolution

The Ombuds Program offers dispute resolution assistance to the Laboratory's external stakeholders in areas of technology transfer and other community–based affairs that is consistent with Ombuds Standards of practice.


  • To serve as a focal point for assisting the public and industry in resolving complaints and disputes with Los Alamos National Laboratory regarding technology partnerships, patents, and technology licensing. 
  • To promote the use of collaborative alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation to facilitate the speedy and low-cost resolution of complaints and disputes, when appropriate.

For more information about the establishment of Tech Transfer Ombuds Programs, please refer to the DOE’s Technology Transfer Ombudsman Program

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