Licensing, Science/Research, Technology Transfer and Commercialization
4 Year Degree
Analyze the commercial viability of Purdue intellectual property, primarily in areas of electrical engineering, cybersecurity, and big data, and develop strategies to commercialize the related technology.
Actively identify potential, external licensing partners in industry, government, and not-for-profit sectors.
Conduct research to inform development of and drafting of business terms and legal license contracts to enable transfer of Purdue technology to licensees.
Manage all delegated Purdue technology transfer and commercialization responsibilities efficiently and to the benefit of Purdue University and Purdue Research Foundation.
Work with counsel to structure, draft, negotiate and execute transactional contracts to effect complex commercial licensing arrangements.
Work cooperatively with Purdue inventors, OTC legal staff, and outside advisors on protection of Purdue intellectual property.
Actively seek and manage relationships with University management and existing PRF licensees.
Coordinate, manage and account for budget expenditures associated with all assigned duties.
Organize and maintain effective communication with members of local, regional and national business and venture capital communities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of technology transfer within industry and/or academia required.
Strong negotiation and diplomatic skills required.
Strong legal contract comprehension required.
Skilled at developing and maintaining industry relationships.
Knowledge of intellectual property protection laws, including patent prosecution, corporate structures, and investment models required.
Excellent organizational, problem-solving, computer, written/verbal communication skills required.
Strong analytical skills.
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
Candidate must be comfortable interacting with people from varied disciplines and with managing multiple complex projects.
Occasional travel required.
Regular and reliable attendance are requirements of this position.
Bachelor’s degree required in electrical engineering or computer science.
Advanced degree (MS or PhD) preferred in electrical engineering or computer science. MBA or JD acceptable.
Three years of business development, technology licensing or product development/marketing experience in a technology-intensive industry mentioned below with at least two years in technology commercialization desired.
Strong technical and business development knowledge in the fields of electrical engineering, software/hardware, big data, semiconductors, cybersecurity, and/or device communication required.
Strong working knowledge of intellectual property protection methods, contract law, and government laws and regulations related to technology transfer is required.
Industry experience in new product development and market analysis
Legal contract experience preferable.
About Purdue Research Foundation
The Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) helps to advance Purdue in the quest for discovery, learning and engagement.
We advance the mission of the University by managing and licensing Purdue's intellectual property, accepting gifts, administering trusts, acquiring property, and negotiating research contracts.