Licensing Associate

Colorado, Aurora, USA
Mar 13, 2017
University of
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

CU Innovations/Technology Transfer

Licensing Associate

Position #732217 - Requisition 08826

Job Summary:

Senior Professionals are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. Work is performed fully independently.

CU Innovations is working with researchers and clinicians to discover new treatment options, medical devices and technology to improve the lives and outcomes of patients. CU Innovations works directly with researchers at the University of Colorado, and staff at Children's Hospital Colorado to commercialize their innovations. It is our mission to enable commercialization through the best route for a given technology, and ensure that technologies can benefit patients.

The Licensing Associate's primary function is the management of a portfolio of university intellectual property in the life sciences disciplines. Portfolio management includes understanding and assessing the intellectual assets in a faculty member's lab, whether patentable or not, encouraging disclosure of new ideas, inventions and other intellectual assets to TTO; assessing new inventions for technical merit, patentability, and commercial feasibility; overseeing the filing and prosecution of patent applications where appropriate; identifying and communicating with potential licensees and marketing technologies to industry; and negotiating, drafting and enforcing option, license, inter-institutional and other agreements. Importantly, the Licensing Associate must have the confidence and interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with very senior, high-level faculty and licensing staff at other institutions and in the business community

In addition, Licensing Associates organize educational programs for faculty, inventors, and entrepreneurs and serve as liaison's to the business community. They provide information and advice to investigators, students, and other campus staff on matters involving intellectual property policies, procedures and decisions; confer with campus administrative staff and investigators on intellectual property protection and licensing; coordinate procedures to ensure compliance with rules, regulations, laws, university and state policies, and all contractual obligations.

The ability to use a variety of communications and computer database tools to track and convey issues and decisions about invention disclosures, patent applications, patent prosecution, patent issuance and maintenance, and all contractual agreements and financial arrangements related to a particular technology is a must. Licensing staff assist with the daily operations of the Campus and System Technology Transfer Offices.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at .

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in biological or chemical sciences, law, business or a directly related field from an accredited institution
  • 2 years of professional level experience in a related field.

Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A graduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education in biological or chemical sciences, law or business

  • At least two years professional experience in the area of technology transfer or patents and/or licensing including the development, preparation, negotiation, review, and execution of a wide range of business contracts.


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

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