Licensing Manager, Commercialization Location:
Tallahassee, FL Regular/Temporary:
Regular Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
Office of Commercialization
This position works with FSU faculty and staff to identify, evaluate, market and protect intellectual property; meets with faculty and staff members one-on–one to learn about their work, identify potential commercial opportunities, obtain invention disclosures, advise on best practices in order to maximum revenue potential for IP license, and initiates strategies; attend faculty seminars and events in order to establish relationships and to promote available resources, and works with outside firms to design protection for identified intellectual property.
Identifies commercialization opportunities for University Intellectual Property (IP) including licensing IP to established companies and/or identifying potential startup company opportunities. With regards to startup companies, this includes identifying potential entrepreneurs and helping to direct them to resources available for establishing a company capable of successfully licensing University Intellectual Property.
Negotiates licensee for University Intellectual Property with established and startup companies. Helps to establish relationships between licensees and faculty/staff inventors that will aid in commercialization of licensed technology/intellectual property, including the facilitation and encouragement of sponsored research in the inventors’ laboratories. Manages a portfolio of license agreements regarding to the relationship between university and licensee.
Provides hands-on assistance with Office of Commercialization programs and events, to include but not limited to; university internal distribution of grants, events displaying University IP, faculty and staff recognition events, and any other programs, projects, or events with which the Office of Commercialization is involved.
Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and one-year related experience; or Bachelor's degree and three years’ experience related to research administration, technology transfer or commercialization.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to gather, interpret, report, and or edit information.
Ability to meet project deadlines.
Ability to adhere to ethical business practices and promote ethical behaviors.
Ability to demonstrate critical thinking based upon in-depth data, substantiating information, considering and respecting others' input, personal values, and ethics.
A degree or experience in an engineering discipline is preferred.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Cassidy Cooksey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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