Technology Licensing Officers (2 positions) – The Ohio State University

The Office of Corporate Engagement is seeking qualified applicants to fill two vital roles, Technology Licensing Officer & Sr. Technology Licensing Officer.

Licensing Officer Duties & Responsibilities:

The Licensing Officer works on behalf of the Technology and Commercialization unit within the Corporate Engagement Office (CEO) and various colleges within the university facilitating the advancement of inventions into intellectual property assets and the transfer of those assets through licensing into the commercial realm. They will manage relationships with key stakeholders internal and external to the university to proactively enable technology transfer and advancement of the university’s innovation and commercialization ecosystem.

The Licensing Officer is responsible for case management, including identifying, evaluating, and licensing technologies discovered by researchers at the university. Other duties include:

  • Initiates contacts with current and potential research collaborators, business partners, researchers, clinicians, and staff to develop successful collaborations, strategic relationships, and licensing arrangements.
  • Identifies technologies with commercial applications, evaluates the commercial potential of technologies, and identifies potential licensees.
  • Prepares non-confidential, technical information for marketing purposes and develops and implements specific marketing strategies for each technology.
  • Drafts and negotiates small to mid-sized license agreements and other types of agreements including material transfer, collaboration, inter-institutional and non-disclosure agreements. Actively contributes to continuous improvement of licensing related processes and is highly accountable for delivering an excellent customer experience.   

Senior Technology Licensing Officer Duties & Responsibilities:

The Senior Licensing Officer (“SLO”) is responsible for identifying technologies with commercial applications, evaluating the commercial potential of technologies, identifying potential licensees, preparing non-confidential technical information for marketing purposes, developing and implementing specific marketing strategies for each technology, and drafting and negotiating mid- to large-sized license agreements and other types of agreements including material transfer, collaboration and nondisclosure agreements.

This role is also responsible for:

Performing own, or directing licensing officers’, negotiations related to the Intellectual Property (IP), as well as demonstrating valuation and IP understanding. The IP may be in the fields of chemistry, engineering, software and information technology, life sciences, medical device, drug development, veterinary medicine, and agriculture. The SLO is also responsible for mentoring and support of licensing analysts, licensing managers and student interns.   

Qualifications

Licensing Officer:

Required: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in life sciences, biomedical sciences, engineering, physical sciences, or a related field. Minimum of four (4) years of experience in any combination of corporate licensing/M&A, university technology transfer and/or industry technical roles within research or engineering.

Desired: MBA, JD, or PhD. Industry experience highly desired.

Sr. Technology Licensing Officer:

Required: Masters, MBA, JD, or Ph.D. Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in any combination of corporate licensing/M&A, university technology transfer and/or industry technical roles in life sciences, biomedical sciences, engineering, physical sciences, or a related field.

Desired: 10-15 years’ experience in any combination of corporate licensing/M&A, university technology transfer and/or industry technical roles within engineering or physical sciences. Industry experience highly desired.

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About The Corporate Engagement Office at The Ohio State University

Ohio State has a breadth and depth that few universities possess.  They strive to make the right connections, by forming mutually-beneficial relationships that positively impact society by advancing innovation, developing talent and driving economic success.

They work closely with inventors, companies, entrepreneurs, investors and other organizations by connecting the right people and resources to fill gaps and solve complex problems. Learn more at https://ceo.osu.edu/about.

Offices within the Corporate Engagement Office include: Technology Commercialization, Corporate Business Development, New Ventures, & Economic Development.

FY20 Stats:

  • Invention Disclosures: 367
  • Patents Issued: 191
  • Technologies Licensed: 94
  • New Startups: 13

Procedure for Consideration

Interested applicants should send their resume and any questions to:

Lisa Rooney, Recruiter
lisa@vortechsgroup.com
740-251-7390

Read the full position specification here.

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