The Licensing Manager works with Children's research and clinical faculty to assess and market innovation arising from their research; negotiates the transfer of Children's innovations technology to corporate partners for product development. Manages portfolio of intellectual property and works with outside patent counsel; makes considered investments in BCH patents/patent applications. Negotiates industrial sponsored research projects. Develops commercialization strategies for Children's intellectual property assets and negotiates complex arrangements for commercialization of those assets. Excellent communication with both internal and external stakeholders. Prioritizes multiple and competing projects:
Technology Management: Receives, processes and organizes innovations from multiple departments/programs at BCH. Analyzes research support; discerns consequences to innovations of such support.
Disclosure Evaluation: Assesses commercial potential of a technology and conducts a standard evaluation focused on: strength of IP, stage of technology, market potential and other tangible/intangible attributes.
Patent Management: Works with outside patent counsel and coordinates activities with internal Operations Group on a portfolio of patents/patent applications; communicates IP issues to Department Chiefs and researches in a convincing manner, leading to go/no go decisions in order to be a good steward of BCH resources.
Managing Faculty Relationships / Ambassadorship: Provides excellent service to faculty and is an ambassador for the office within hospital. Manages complex relationships with faculty, with minimal support from supervisor.
Intellectual Property and Deal Valuation: With minimal support from supervisor, evaluates relative value of intellectual property and to value such intellectual property in transactions with corporate partners.
Agreements: Negotiates, drafts and manages simple agreements (NDAs, MoUs, IIAs); communicates issues to researchers and third parties; negotiates these agreements independently; works closely and cooperatively with TIDO's Contracts Group.
Complex Agreements: Develops business strategy and negotiating terms for Term Sheets, Options, Sponsored Research Agreements and Non-exclusive and Exclusive Licenses with minimal supervision by senior management; works closely and cooperatively with TIDO's Contracts Group.
Stakeholder Management: Communicates professionally and works in an environment with multiple stakeholders. Manages complex situations with guidance from senior management.
Start-Up Companies: Manages complex relationships, both internal and external, as it relates to faculty-initiated start-up companies; works with Conflict of Interest Officer, Office of General Counsel and other relevant groups at BCH; has basic understanding of equity-based licenses.
Commercialization Strategy: With assistance from senior management, develops commercialization plans for major assets in an IP portfolio; including documenting the process by which a new product or service may be introduced into the market, taking into account the developmental needs of the technology, production requirements, financial projections, market analysis and other factors.
Advanced Degree is Life Sciences, Engineering, Business or Law and 2 years of direct experience required in scientific/technology evaluation, business development/marketing, patent examination or similar
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.