Dean of Research / Office of Technology Licensing: The Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) was established in 1970 to manage the intellectual property assets of Stanford University. OTL evaluates, markets, and licenses technology owned by the University. OTL's mission is to encourage effective technology transfer for the public benefit as well as generating royalty income for Stanford to benefit research and education. OTL is one of the country's most active offices in the field of technology transfer from the university to industry. Our staff, most of whom are professionals engaged directly in licensing, manages over 3,000 active dockets.
Position Summary: The Office of Technology Licensing at Stanford University seeks to fill one Technology Licensing Associate 1 position, with a focus on life sciences. In this role, you will be mentored by experienced Licensing Associates, and will collaborate with inventors to evaluate and develop technology licensing opportunities and strategies, negotiate the terms and conditions of agreements and administer patent-related activities. This position assumes only limited knowledge of market assessment and intellectual property protection and licensing and will offer extensive on-the-job training in these areas.
In this role, you will:
With guidance from a group of experienced Licensing Associates, you will learn and progressively take responsibility for the following:
Evaluate and analyze new invention disclosures, including initial review, participate in inventor meetings, identify and follow up on third party obligations, assess business opportunities and review and make initial assessment of invention patentability.
Collaborate with Business Development and Marketing specialists and inventors on developing and implementing marketing strategies for new inventions.
Participate in developing licensing strategies, identify and initiate contact with potential licensees, negotiate terms, prepare draft agreements, and close the deal.
Administer patent-related activities including attorney selection, determination of geographies and timing for filing, instruction of attorneys following review of official actions and attorney work products, and case management of an inventory of inventions.
Assist in monitoring license agreements, ensure compliance with diligence terms, prepare and execute amendments, and process terminations.
Maintain and develop relations with inventors, legal counsel, licensees and potential licensees; monitor progress in licensed product(s) development.
As needed, representing Stanford and OTL at industry conferences that are relevant to technology transfer activities
* Other duties may also be assigned
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree in the life sciences or biomedical field and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Strong professional interpersonal, oral, written and presentation skills.
Strong technical training and analytical skills sufficient to gain a rapid understanding of new cutting-edge technologies.
Ability to learn how to influence and negotiate with internal constituencies and external business partners.
Ability to take ownership of projects from inception to completion, including working with a team to develop and then implement patenting and licensing strategies.
Ability to rapidly grow in knowledge and learn to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment and decision making, including in the context of only having access to limited or incomplete information.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage a large volume and prioritize a variety of tasks and demands.
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn applicable business-related systems.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
An advanced degree such as M.S., Ph.D. or MBA.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protecte
Location: Dean of Research, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 12000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal empl...oyment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.