Alan Edwards MA, JD

Technology Transfer Services


Alan Edwards

Contact Information

Phone: (435) 797-2328

Educational Background

B.A., Physics, Utah State University
M.A., Communications, Utah State University
JD, Duke University


Alan Edwards’s primary focus is on the innovative technologies originating from the College of Engineering, Physics Department and the Space Dynamics Laboratory at Utah State University. He joined the Technology Transfer Services team in 2017 with previous experience as a technology manager at the University of Utah, commercializing faculty innovations ranging from laser interferometry to music recording systems through licensing or startup companies.

Edwards is a registered patent attorney with several years’ experience protecting, enforcing and defending technologies including diesel engines, photographic optics and nuclear plasma containment methods in New York, Utah, Colorado and Washington D.C. federal courts with additional experience in trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing and domain name disputes.

Edwards has been an advisor to the officer of the National Congress of Inventor Organizations. He co-founded and was CEO of Great Sun Software, a sports-related startup company and was an award-winning journalist with the Salt Lake Deseret News for 10 years, covering technology, government and a variety of other topics.