RESEARCH PROGS/SVCS, AST DIR 5
Expected starting salary is $65,000 – $85,000 annually; commensurate with education and experience.
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Florida Innovation Hub at UF
747 Southwest 2nd Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
This position is in the Office of Technology Licensing. The incumbent must provide ongoing liaison with inventors and attorneys, must negotiate licensing terms, and must coordinate patent strategy. Will report directly to the Director of the Office of Technology Licensing. However, will work independently and will consult with the Director when key issues and problems arise.
Must understand a wide variety of technologies in the biomedical arena. Must be able to apply and communicate to inventors the UF policies and procedures governing intellectual property rights. Will investigate and monitor each case for impending statutory bars and deadlines, and take appropriate action to assure the opportunity to protect the technology.
Provide independent, ongoing liaison with inventors, patent attorneys, companies and institutions. Select attorney with appropriate experience related to the case. Draft communications relating to patent prosecution. Review, monitor and approve the legal costs associated with patenting and copyrighting related to the technology case being managed. Draft, negotiate and evaluate Material Transfer Agreements related to UF owned technologies.
Identify potential licensees and negotiate licensing terms to develop a mutually beneficial agreement to get university inventions from the laboratory to the marketplace. Construct license agreements with appropriate milestones to ensure commercialization of UF technologies and monitor license agreements for compliance.
Assist in identifying technologies suitable for specific investors and/or entrepreneurs and provide appropriate materials for their review. Assist faculty members interested in start-up companies by working to bring the critical elements together to form the companies.
Coordinate patent strategy and obtain valuable patents. Provide the status of patent filing and prosecution. Negotiate inter-institutional agreements when an incoming technology is co-owned by another corporation, university or other third party. Obtain non-confidential descriptions of the technologies that are accepted for patenting. Notify research sponsor, federal funding agency, industrial sponsor, of the receipt of new intellectual property stemming from their support with UF researcher.
Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of appropriate experience.
A Master’s of science in a biomedical discipline with relevant experience in biotechnology plus technology licensing or technology management experience is preferable.
Knowledge of U. S. Patent Law. Knowledge of computers and ability to use database. Excellent human relations skills including the ability to function in a team setting, work independently, with ability to improve the procedures of intellectual property intake. Ability to organize and maintain records, to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments, to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, and policies and procedures. Attention to detail.
Health Assessment Required:
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Working Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Total hours per week: 40
THIS POSITION REQUIRES A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK .
Open Until Filled:
University of Florida UFL - 30+ days ago