Intellectual Property Database Specialist
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation - Madison, WI

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The Organization:
Since its founding in 1925, WARF has bridged the worlds of academia and business to transform university research into real products that benefit society. As a private, nonprofit supporting organization to the University of Wisconsin–Madison, long a top-ranked public research university, WARF’ s mission is to promote, encourage and aid scientific research at the university. It does so by patenting and licensing university inventions, and by playing an active role in UW–Madison spin-off companies for the benefit of the university, its inventors and humankind. Since making its first grant of $1,200 in 1928, WARF has contributed more than $1 billion dollars to the UW-Madison through annual "margin of excell ence'' grants and other funding. WARF manages a $2.4 billion endowment grown since its inception to support continued research at the university and the cycle of investment, research and invention. Over the years, WARF’s investments and support have helped the companies attract more than $875 million in funding from all sources to advance university technologies. As a result, WARF now holds equity in 39 UW–Madison startup companies.

The Opportunity:
The Intellectual Property Database Specialist will use patent analytic databases, specifically those from Thomson Reuters, Westlaw Next, Hoovers, Mintel, Global Dat a Pharma eT rack, Frost & Sullivan and other m arket analytic databases to analyze patents and assess the markets pertinent to such patents. In addition, this position will work with WARF patent and licensing staff to p rovide training of staff and student interns on new and existing databases and may be responsible for integrating databases with other WARF proprietary information systems.

Candidate Requirements:
The successful candidate must be committed to WARF's mission to support world-class research at the University of Wisconsin. Ideal candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or have equivalent experience. Candidates should have an understanding of the patenting process and at least 4 years of experience using commercial databases such Thomson Reuters, Westlaw, Lexis-Nexis, etc. for market analysis. Strong systems and database skills, p atent analysis and assessment skills and w eb based data mining skills are desired. Candidates must demonstrate strong attention to accuracy and detail as well as g ood organizational skills including abili ty to multi-task and prioritize . Ability to effectively communicate, work independently as well as on a team, and maintain the highest standards of ethics and confidentiality is essential.

Contact:
Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity are required to submit a cover letter and resume via the online career portal within the career section at: http://www.warf.org/about/index.jsp?cid=54 .
WARF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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