Licensing Associate

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Licensing Associate

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Academic Affairs Recruiting Office

Proposed Minimum Salary

$4,180.17 monthly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are   

Texas A&M University Innovation Partners is the designated member commercialization office for Texas A&M University, focused on harvesting new innovations and facilitating the commercialization process to help usher technologies from the lab to the marketplace. In coordination with Texas A&M System Technology Commercialization, Texas A&M University Innovation Partners works to promote an innovative and entrepreneurial culture among the university research community, encouraging and welcoming the development of industry partnerships to expand commercialization opportunities, further research, and ultimately impact the lives of people locally, nationally, and globally.

The Academic Affairs Recruiting Office assisted with the creation and posting of this job requisition for Texas A&M University Innovation Partners.

What we want  

Texas A&M University Innovation Partners seeks to add a Licensing Associate to the team. The Licensing Associate, under minimal direction, evaluates a diverse portfolio of innovations and tangible research properties that have been created within The Texas A&M University System and for technical utility, commercial potential, and available protection under federal and state statues. This position will be responsible for the transfer of Texas A&M University’s proprietary research results to commercial application through an emphasis on marketing and licensing IP to industry partners and newly created ventures. The successful candidate will enjoy a creative, fast-paced, high-volume, deadline-driven environment to explore and become competent in a variety of intellectual property matter. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Travel: Position requires occasional travel.

COVID-19 information:   Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible.  Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible.  Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two years of related experience in scientific research, technology transfer, or commercial development

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others
  • Ability to draft and interpret legal language in contracts and other documents.
  • Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely
  • Ability to take ownership of responsibilities

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physical Sciences, or Life Sciences
  • MBA, Master’s, JD, and/or PhD in Life Sciences, Engineering, or Physical Sciences
  • Three or more years of experience managing an IP portfolio, lead generation, and negotiating licenses
  • Experience with patent preparation, prosecution, and technology transfer in academia or industrial setting
  • Experience generating and closing new IP licenses and option agreements

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with higher education institutional policies relating to intellectual property, faculty consulting, and sponsored research
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain professional working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Familiarity with market research, projection and valuation of technologies
  • Excellent entrepreneurial, communication and interpersonal skills to comfortably facilitate relationships with internal and external constituents
  • Proven ability to apply, interpret and implement complex legal, policy, technical and business concepts in diverse multi-faceted situations and to use mature judgement in resolving related issues and problems

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • Registered to practice as a patent agent

Responsibilities:

  • Intellectual Property Portfolio Management - Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates new disclosures for technical development, patentability, commercial potential, and practical utilities. Recommends strategy for statutory protection and best path to market. Conducts market research, projection and valuation of technologies. Contacts potential licensees and explain the possible utilities and value of new innovations to entice their interests. Negotiates reasonable terms and conditions for licensing rights to use technologies with potential licensees.
  • Faculty Liaison & Education Services - Contributes to increasing the general awareness of intellectual property issues in the campus community. Provides services to the campus community on all intellectual property related issues. Guides faculty and researchers in the preparation of disclosures of invention, and advises faculty in intellectual property and commercialization matters. 
  • Intellectual Property Liaison - Interacts with development officers, Sponsored Research Services, System members, and academic departments/colleges as a resource for intellectual property matters. Interacts with business and investment communities to promote utilization of Texas A&M University System innovations for economic development.
  • Commercialization Liaison - Interacts with development officers, Sponsored Research Services, System members, and academic departments/colleges as a resource for commercialization matters. Interacts with business, industry, and investment communities to promote utilization of Texas A&M University System innovations for commercialization and economic development.
  • Other - Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.



Job Title

Licensing Associate

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Academic Affairs Recruiting Office

Proposed Minimum Salary

$4,180.17 monthly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are   

Texas A&M University Innovation Partners is the designated member commercialization office for Texas A&M University, focused on harvesting new innovations and facilitating the commercialization process to help usher technologies from the lab to the marketplace. In coordination with Texas A&M System Technology Commercialization, Texas A&M University Innovation Partners works to promote an innovative and entrepreneurial culture among the university research community, encouraging and welcoming the development of industry partnerships to expand commercialization opportunities, further research, and ultimately impact the lives of people locally, nationally, and globally.

The Academic Affairs Recruiting Office assisted with the creation and posting of this job requisition for Texas A&M University Innovation Partners.

What we want  

Texas A&M University Innovation Partners seeks to add a Licensing Associate to the team. The Licensing Associate, under minimal direction, evaluates a diverse portfolio of innovations and tangible research properties that have been created within The Texas A&M University System and for technical utility, commercial potential, and available protection under federal and state statues. This position will be responsible for the transfer of Texas A&M University’s proprietary research results to commercial application through an emphasis on marketing and licensing IP to industry partners and newly created ventures. The successful candidate will enjoy a creative, fast-paced, high-volume, deadline-driven environment to explore and become competent in a variety of intellectual property matter. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Travel: Position requires occasional travel.

COVID-19 information:   Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible.  Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible.  Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two years of related experience in scientific research, technology transfer, or commercial development

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others
  • Ability to draft and interpret legal language in contracts and other documents.
  • Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely
  • Ability to take ownership of responsibilities

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physical Sciences, or Life Sciences
  • MBA, Master’s, JD, and/or PhD in Life Sciences, Engineering, or Physical Sciences
  • Three or more years of experience managing an IP portfolio, lead generation, and negotiating licenses
  • Experience with patent preparation, prosecution, and technology transfer in academia or industrial setting
  • Experience generating and closing new IP licenses and option agreements

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with higher education institutional policies relating to intellectual property, faculty consulting, and sponsored research
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain professional working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision in a fast-paced and challenging environment
  • Familiarity with market research, projection and valuation of technologies
  • Excellent entrepreneurial, communication and interpersonal skills to comfortably facilitate relationships with internal and external constituents
  • Proven ability to apply, interpret and implement complex legal, policy, technical and business concepts in diverse multi-faceted situations and to use mature judgement in resolving related issues and problems

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • Registered to practice as a patent agent

Responsibilities:

  • Intellectual Property Portfolio Management - Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates new disclosures for technical development, patentability, commercial potential, and practical utilities. Recommends strategy for statutory protection and best path to market. Conducts market research, projection and valuation of technologies. Contacts potential licensees and explain the possible utilities and value of new innovations to entice their interests. Negotiates reasonable terms and conditions for licensing rights to use technologies with potential licensees.
  • Faculty Liaison & Education Services - Contributes to increasing the general awareness of intellectual property issues in the campus community. Provides services to the campus community on all intellectual property related issues. Guides faculty and researchers in the preparation of disclosures of invention, and advises faculty in intellectual property and commercialization matters. 
  • Intellectual Property Liaison - Interacts with development officers, Sponsored Research Services, System members, and academic departments/colleges as a resource for intellectual property matters. Interacts with business and investment communities to promote utilization of Texas A&M University System innovations for economic development.
  • Commercialization Liaison - Interacts with development officers, Sponsored Research Services, System members, and academic departments/colleges as a resource for commercialization matters. Interacts with business, industry, and investment communities to promote utilization of Texas A&M University System innovations for commercialization and economic development.
  • Other - Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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