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Intellectual Property Officer
Technology Licensing Professional III - Band G
Center for Technology Licensing - WCM New York City Office
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What is the Center for Technology Licensing?
The Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) is one of Cornell University's technology transfer offices and is responsible for protecting and commercializing Cornell technologies from Cornell's Weill Cornell Medicine and Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) campuses. CTL at WCM is an integral part of the newly launched WCM Enterprise Innovation, a fully integrated organization whose mission is to accelerate the best of biomedical innovation to market and translate groundbreaking research into revolutionary care through collaborations and alliances. WCM Enterprise Innovation provides end-to-end support to seed, cultivate, protect, and partner innovative technologies developed by faculty and trainees at WCM and WCM-Q.
For more information about the Center of Technology Licensing, please visit: www.ctl.cornell.edu
The Intellectual Property Officer ("IP Officer") will report to the Senior Managing Director of CTL at WCM with a dotted line to the Associate Director for Intellectual Property for CTL and develop close relationships with Licensing and Business Development Officers (Licensing and BD Officers) and WCM faculty/trainees to ensure the successful management of a large commercially-relevant patent and intellectual property portfolio of health-care related life sciences innovations.
Manage and oversee the filing of patent applications through external IP counsels.
Assist Licensing and BD Officers and inventors in the review of all new inventions and facilitate filing decisions by making patentability assessments, including conducting prior art searches, and developing prosecution strategies focused on commercially relevant claim scope.
Lead the filing of all new patent and trademark applications and work closely with external IP counsels and inventors.
Help make strategic decisions for foreign filing and conversion with Licensing and BD Officers and licensees by providing expert guidance on intellectual property strategy aligned with business objectives.
Communicate with and educate researchers about the patenting process and intellectual property strategy.
Manage and optimize patent prosecution through interactions with researchers and outside counsel, maximizing the scope and value of commercially relevant patent claims.
Lead the timely and strategic management of all patent prosecution matters, including organizing meetings with inventors, Licensing and BD Officers, outside counsel, and licensees as required.
Communicate with the Licensing and BD team to ensure the claims are aligned with commercial strategy for the intellectual property, and continuously assess and track outside counsel to ensure patent quality and timely response to all actions.
Monitor patent expenses of the portfolio and recommend appropriate cost saving actions.
Serve as the point of contact at CTL for Cornell's University Counsel for patent enforcement cases when applicable.
Assemble materials for patent enforcement cases, working with outside attorney and Licensing and BD Officer for the analysis.
Assist Senior Managing Director and University Counsel in recommendations to university leadership for enforcement strategies.
Assist Assoc. Dir. of IP in
mentoring IP administrative staff when needed
training and development of interns for CTL's internship program in coordination with the Senior Managing Director, CTL at WCM
representing CTL at seminars, conferences, and CTL outreach events
Manage and coordinate agendas for all IP investment meetings and record team investment decisions and recommendations
Stay current on all developments in intellectual property law through case studies, communication with IP counsels, workshops and conferences.
Registered patent agent and/or JD with an advanced technical degree in the life-sciences.
Up to date, extensive knowledge of intellectual property law, especially patent law, both US and foreign
Proven experience, minimum of 3 years, in managing large life science patent portfolios and outside counsels in an academic technology transfer office, company or law firm.
Other welcome attributes:
Proven ability to interact with a wide range of people in a professional and ethical manner, including colleagues, faculty, students, business development professionals, lawyers, and investors.
Excellent communication skills - listening, presenting, and writing - with proven sensitivity and ability to manage confidential information.
Anticipated salary range: $122,473 - $152,264, commensurate with experience.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
For full consideration, please attach BOTH a cover letter and resume.
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