This position provides professional assistance to the Director of Commercialization and other senior managers in the management of a comprehensive intellectual property program for the campus. Responsible for evaluating the less complex invention portfolios of life inventions in various stages of development, tangible research materials, software and copyright materials developed at UCSD for their technical utility, commercial potential and available protection under federal and state statutes.
Using personal contacts and professional experience, targets potential licensees or other business partners, conducts preliminary negotiation of the terms and conditions for the transaction and drafts the necessary contract to complete the licensing of UCSD intellectual property rights for commercial development to benefit the public. Acts as a liaison to the faculty members in life sciences, engineering and physical science fields to assist faculty and research staff in crystallizing their inventive ideas and making disclosure of those inventions, tangible research materials, software and copyrightable materials to the university.
Interacts extensively with campus researchers, potential licensees, patent and contract attorneys, industrial scientists, senior business development executives, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Upon request, serves as a representative of the Office of Innovation & Commercialization (OIC) and UCSD campus at professional meetings, technology trade conferences and investment and economic development meetings and events. Participates in educational and service programs provided by OIC to the campus community related to intellectual property issues and awareness.
Routinely handles confidential information including proprietary technical and commercial information that has great potential economic value and conflict of interest potential.