To direct the intellectual property protection and compliance activities within the technology transfer function; and form relationships with faculty, students and staff in order to support the research, commercialization, and economic development goals and strategic plan for UTA. Facilitate the protection of UTA developed innovations and discoveries and interact closely with Director, Licensing regarding protection of technologies created by UTA employees and messaging for marketing and licensing activities. Manage reporting obligations with respect to federal funding and other sponsorship requirements.
Direct the staff within the Innovation Pillar under the Center for Entrepreneurship & Economic Innovation (CEEI).
Review and protect the intellectual property (including trademark and copyright) of the university. Communicate with outside counsel regarding protection of University intellectual property.
Educate faculty, students and staff regarding obligations of disclosure of new technologies to Innovation and provide assistance with moving University technologies toward commercialization.
Provide assistance, as needed, regarding IP provisions and IP to be included in IP-related agreements, including Non-disclosure, Material Transfer, option and license agreements based upon market research, deal comparables, and other information compiled by staff members.
Manage IP protection budget and distribution of patent revenues to inventors.
Perform administrative tasks, such as preparing reports and meeting reporting obligations with respect to operations of the office.
Other related functions as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Science, or Engineering.
Five (5) years of experience in technology transfer involving managing the protection of new technologies.
Experience grasping cutting edge scientific advances in a variety of fields and managing both professional and administrative staff in a team environment.
Ability to work with researchers regarding intellectual property matters and to prioritize and manage multiple projects and initiatives.
Registered patent attorney or patent agent with 2-5 years of experience in intellectual property protection activities with at least two (2) years of experience working in a university environment. Knowledge of patent, copyright, and trademark laws.
Familiarity with Board of Regents Rules and Regulations. Supervisory experience.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.