Promotes the mission and business of the University of Chicagoâ™s Polsky Center through the development of strong relationships with inventors (mainly faculty members), legal counsel, prospective and actual licensees, and Polsky Center colleagues.
Screens inventions; evaluates and decides which inventions and software to pursue.
Works as part of a team to manage patent prosecution for selected inventions.
Works with Tech Commercialization market intelligence team members to develop and execute marketing plans for inventions and software.
Works with Tech Commercialization business development team members to negotiate and execute intellectual property licenses and other agreements, such as confidentiality and material transfer agreements, as well as those between research institutions.
Works with Operations data management and compliance team members on data collection, reporting, and compliance related to invention disclosures, patents, and agreements.
Develops intellectual portfolio patenting, licensing, and commercialization activities. Interprets patent issues and reviews patent prosecution for selected inventions.
Uses depth and breadth of knowledge to promote the mission and business of the department through developing strong relationships with inventors, legal counsel, prospective and actual licensees, and colleagues.
Performs other related work as needed.
Advanced degree in chemistry, materials science, physics, biology, computer science, bioengineering, molecular engineering, chemical engineering or related discipline.
Working knowledge of technology transfer and commercialization, including internship or fellowship programs in university or industry setting.
Excellent customer service and relationship skills, particularly with academic faculty members.
Knowledge of intellectual property.
Outstanding analytical and computational skills.
Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
Accomplished interpersonal, verbal and written communications.
Attention to detail with clear understanding of how to prioritize workload appropriately.
Manage multi-task projects and work well under pressure.
Work independently with a high degree of initiative.
Work effectively within a team.
Proficiency with computers.
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