• Licensing Associate

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Research Administration
    Office Of Technology Transfer
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Job Category
    Business Operations
  • Description

    • Markets early stage University developed technology and research to industry.
    • Performs market analyses to determine the value of patents. Identifies potential corporations that might be interested in licensing the University's existing unlicensed or newly patented technologies and determines the appropriate license.
    • Negotiates terms and conditions, including royalties, with potential licensees.
    • Monitors licensee's obligations to meet milestones in marketing technologies.
    • Ensures that royalty payments are made according to licensing agreements and distributes royalties to appropriate entities.
    • Analyzes disclosures to ensure they have been accurately completed by the inventor(s).
    • Determines if disclosures meet U.S.
    • Patent Laws to qualify for a patent and if federal funding has been involved in the development of the invention.
    • Ascertains the status of published results or anticipated publications on the invention and evaluates the commercial value of the invention.
    • Reviews existing grants and contracts for new technologies that might be emerging from research.
    • Discloses software and copyrights by faculty, identifies and reviews existing and new contracts with industry software programs and files the copyright registration with the Department of Commerce.
    • Manages accounts associated with patent, copyright and licensing areas. Performs related responsibilities as required.

    1. A PhD OR JD OR a Master's Degree and 1 year of patent and/or licensing experience.
    2. Education and/or work experience in health sciences and business/industry is desirable.

    Additional Details

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    Candidates with additional experience in technology transfer and licensing beyond the minimum are encouraged to apply.


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