Licensing Manager

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Licensing Manager

Agency

Texas A&M Agrilife Research

Department

Research Director Staff

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Assist/advise faculty and researchers in the process of invention disclosure and intellectual property matters.
  • Review, analyze and evaluate new disclosures for technical development, patentability, commercial potential, and practical utilities.
  • With review and direction of the Program Director, recommend strategy for statutory protection and best path to market.
  • Conduct market research, projection and valuation of technologies.
  • Identify and contact potential licensees and explain the possible utilities and value of new innovations to entice their interests and solicit industry feedback.
  • Propose and negotiate, with oversight of the Program Director, reasonable terms and conditions for licensing rights to use technologies with potential licensees.
  • Propose and negotiate other types of agreements supporting commercialization such as non-disclosure, material evaluation, inter-institutional, and option agreements.
  • Represent the Program Director to interact with Texas A&M Technology Commercialization support staff to ensure assigned disclosure and agreement information is accurate.
  • Represent the Program Director to interact with AgriLife Corporate Relations, AgriLife Contract Office, Sponsored Research Services, AgriLife administration, and departments/colleges/centers as a resource for intellectual property and commercialization matters.
  • Assist Program Director in educational activities to increase general awareness of intellectual property matters among faculty and staff.
  • Coordinate with other licensing staff regarding licensing opportunities, disclosure management, and technology transfer topics.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
-Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physical Sciences, or Life Sciences, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Five years of related experience in technology transfer in academia or industry setting.

Preferred Education/Experience:

MBA, Master’s and/or PhD in Agriculture or Life Sciences.

Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Technical writing skills and ability to draft and read legal language in various contracts and other documents. Good communication skills. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrated experience in drafting and negotiating commercialization agreements. Familiarity with The Texas A&M University System (A&M System) policies relating to intellectual property, faculty consulting, and sponsored research.

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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