Stanford University is seeking a Technology Licensing Associate 3 to collaborate with inventors to evaluate and develop technology-licensing opportunities and strategies, negotiate the terms and conditions of agreements, and manage and administer patent-related activities in the life sciences area.
Evaluate and analyze complex new invention disclosures, where agreements tend to be licensing potential in the millions of dollars, including initial review, meeting with inventor(s), identifying industry reviewers, making contact, and sending material.
Follow-up, collect and evaluate information, make decisions that have significant impact, and provide necessary notifications.
Develop licensing strategy for significant cases, identifying potential licensees, negotiating terms, preparing draft agreements, and closing the deal.
Manage patent-related activities including selection of attorney, determination of when and where to file patent applications, and management of an inventory of unlicensed cases from a financial perspective.
Monitor license agreements, ensure compliance with diligence terms, prepare and execute amendments, process terminations, and participate in decisions on whether to pursue litigation.
Maintain and develop relations with licensees; monitor progress in licensed product(s) development.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Bachelor's degree in a life science or other related scientific or engineering discipline and eight to ten years of university licensing experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) desired.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, written and presentation skills.
Strong customer relationship skills, consensus building skills and the ability to cultivate and maintain professional business partnerships.
Demonstrated ability to influence and negotiate with internal constituencies and external business partners.
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 organizational skills and the ability to prioritize a variety of tasks and demands.
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.
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.
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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 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.
Background check will be required for all final candidates.
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.