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
Research & Research Administration
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location

Discover Your Career at Emory University

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


  • 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.


  • A PhD OR JD OR a master's degree and one year of patent and/or licensing experience.
  • Education and/or work experience in health sciences and business/industry is desirable.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).
Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.


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