Stanford University is seeking an Associate Director, Licensing (Technology Licensing Manager) to collaborate with senior leadership to provide oversight and strategic direction for OTLs licensing, administrative, and operations-related functions while managing staff to achieve goals and objectives. The Associate Director, Licensing, will be responsible for evaluating, obtaining proprietary protection, marketing and negotiating the terms and conditions of licensing agreements with inventors and outside industry.
Work with the Co-Associate Director to supervise Licensing Associate staff. Responsible for hiring and retaining staff, career coaching, professional development and accountable for the performance of Licensing Associates and other functional groups as assigned.
Ensure the effectiveness of the particular licensing units organizational structure and programs to foster success, development of employees and appropriate use of staff resources.
Work with the Co-Associate Director to ensure that consistency is maintained across the organization.
Work with the Co-Associate Director to provide leadership to achieve goals and vision of the organization. Work with the Co-Associate Director to develop and direct strategic plans for organization or program(s) managed. May develop multi-year business plans. Identify and resolve strategic issues of substantial significance that affect the overall functioning beyond the immediate unit, consult and advise with Executive Director. Manage a caseload of licensed and unlicensed inventions.
Evaluate commercial assessment of new invention disclosures (initial review; meeting with inventor(s); identify industry reviews; make contact, send materials, follow up; collect evaluation information; make decisions and provide necessary notifications).
Conduct intellectual property assessment: make decisions regarding patent related activities include selection of attorney and approval of attorney bills.
Develop and implement licensing strategy (identify potential licensees, negotiate terms, draft agreements, and close the deal). Monitor license agreements and maintain close relations with licensees (ensure compliance with diligence terms; monitor progress of licensees development efforts and prepare and execute amendments).
Manage financial oversight of such cases.
Responsible for managing relationships with inventors and outside entities, including potential licensees, lawyers, sponsors. Advise Executive Director on programmatic and policy development for licensing activities. May provide input to university leadership on institutional administrative policies and guidelines.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Bachelors degree in a scientific or engineering discipline, with chemical or biomedical engineering preferred, and fifteen years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) desired.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, written and presentation skills.
Strong leadership, sound decision making and judgment with the flexibility of thought and approach to produce effective results. Demonstrated ability to develop and execute organizational vision
Demonstrated record of substantial achievement in terms of technology transfer and the application of intellectual property principles as they impact institutions of higher education
Exceptional customer relationship skills, consensus building skills and the ability to cultivate and maintain professional business partnerships, represent the university.
Advanced leadership skills and the ability to influence negotiate and interact with internal constituencies, external business partners and senior leadership.
Advanced ability to establish priorities, take ownership and leadership of time-sensitive and complex projects from inception to completion, including developing strategy, implementation and execution of tasks.
Advanced ability to independently exercise sound judgment and decision making, creativity, problem solving and critical analysis.
Advanced expertise and knowledge of contract and patent laws, University policies, industry and regulatory requirements.
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn applicable business systems. Highly proficient working with IP information systems, policies and standard operating procedures while performing the core responsibilities of technology transfer in an academic setting.
EXPERIENCE A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE
The Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) was established in 1970 to manage the intellectual property assets of Stanford University. OTL evaluates, markets, and licenses technology owned by the University. OTL's mission is to encourage effective technology transfer for the public benefit as well as generating royalty income for Stanford to benefit research and education. OTL is one of the country's most active offices in the field of technology transfer from the university to industry. Our staff, most of whom are professionals engaged directly in licensing, manages over 3,000 active dockets.
At Stanford University, not only are you part of an exceptional team that values innovation and education, but you also become part of a culture that brings out the best in you. Recently earning the top ranking in The Chronicle of Higher Educations list of Great Colleges to Work For, Stanford University is an ideal setting for Licensing professionals looking to advance their careers.
As one of the worlds premier research institutions, Stanford University has launched hundreds of initiatives solely for the betterment of humanity. There is a commitment to fostering a workplace culture that promotes diversity, collaboration and professional growth. Our culture offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives.
Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.
Occasionally stand, walk, use a telephone, lift, carry, push, pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Rarely writes by hand.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Background check will be required for all final candidates.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains d...edicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.