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Stony Brook University
  • Position Number: 2953621
  • Location: Stony Brook, NY
  • Position Type: Business - Business Law

Licensing Specialist

Licensing Specialist

Required Qualific ions (as evidenced by an tached resume):
Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in engineering, m hem ics, biomedical, physics, chemistry or a rel ed field. Two (2) years of rel ed full-time, progressively responsible technical and/or administr ive experience. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google Apps. Experience with subscription research services (eg. ZoomInfo, KtMine, Frost & Sullivan, Innov ionQ/, GlobalD a). Invention, intellectual property and/or business/market research and analysis experience.

Preferred Qualific ions:
Master's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in engineering, m hem ics, biomedical, physics, chemistry or a rel ed field. A registered P ent Agent. Demonstr ed experience in early stage technology assessment. Demonstr ed experience in p ent portfolio management. Experience in technology transfer on the academic and/or industry side. Demonstr ed business acumen, including basic str egy, business model, and financial analysis. Experience in drafting and negoti ing contracts. Working knowledge of p ent law. Working knowledge of University and SUNY Research Found ion policies and procedures. Experience with project management.

Brief Description of Duties:
The Licensing Specialist (LS) is broadly responsible for supporting Intellectual Property Partners (IPP) in commercializing Stony Brook innov ion in partnership with both SBU faculty and the business community and, in so doing, bringing the benefits of research to the public. The full range of responsibilities includes invention identific ion, evalu ion, and characteriz ion in addition to working under the direction of an experienced Licensing Officer, to manage intellectual property, including p ent prosecution, marketing, license negoti ion, and contract management. In addition, the LS fosters development of the larger innov ion ecosystem, both within the University and externally amongst the business community.
The role requires a combin ion of scientific, intellectual property, and business acumen. In addition, success is dependent upon a strong ability to bring diverse constituencies together for successful collabor ion. This position requires experience effectively multi-tasking in a fast-paced, dead-line driven environment with a high degree of accuracy and organiz ion; exceptional ability to understand, evalu e, and communic e, in lay-person language, diverse, challenging scientific and technological subjects; excellent synthesis and summariz ion of complex subject m ter; as well as a strong ability to define, structure, and drive multiple projects in parallel to demanding timelines.
Through on-the-job training and mentoring by an experienced Licensing Officer, the successful candid e is expected to develop comprehensive working knowledge of the technology licensing process, marketing, p ent management and negoti ion of various technology transfer agreements, with the ultim e goal of having the capability to manage technology portfolios independently.
In pursuing these responsibilities on behalf of SUNY and the Research Found ion for SUNY, it is imper ive th all work be conducted in a timely manner under the best financial and legal conditions, in compliance with the appropri e federal and st e law as well as SUNY and Research Found ion P ent Policy and sponsor regul ions.
The successful incumbent will have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, exercising strong organiz ional and time-management skills with an exceptional tention to detail. Essential for this role is the adeptness to work independently as well as part of a team with a collabor ive approach to problem solving.
  • Evalu e and characterize new inventions to determine commercial potential. This includes determin ion of strength of scientific / technological concept and d a, intellectual property, and business model.
  • Identify and develop discussions with potential licensees, producing all necessary marketing m erials. Provide support to the experienced Licensing Officer, in negoti ing and closing strong option and license agreements with capable commercializ ion partners.
  • In support of the primary functions above:
    • Successfully manage a portfolio of projects
    • Facilit e, draft, and review confidentiality, memorandum of understanding, inter-institutional, m erial transfer, testing, and screening agreements
    • Maintain accur e, complete electronic records
    • Work with an experienced Licensing Officer to ensure compliance with relevant laws, regul ions, and policies
    • Continuously improve process effectiveness and efficiency
    • With other IPP staff, manage business and financial components of portfolio, including p ent costs, budgeting, and royalty distributions
  • Develop strong rel ionships with faculty to assist in understanding potential commercial applic ion of research. Collabor e with faculty to ensure strong, complete invention disclosures. Conduct broad faculty educ ion on commercializ ion. Facilit e a culture of innov ion.
  • With other IPP staff, monitor and ensure compliance with the terms of the agreements.
  • Innov ion Ecosystem: Build strong rel ionships with external partners, developing and expanding all components of the larger system required for successful commercializ ion on a continuous basis. This includes industry partners, investors, entrepreneurs, other SBU organiz ions, development organiz ions, and st e and federal agencies, among others. Facilit e development of startups.
  • Under the direction and supervision of an experienced professional for commercially promising inventions, assist in developing strong claims, facilit e communic ion between p ent torneys and inventors during p ent applic ion and prosecution, and support internal prosecution processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Special Notes:
The Research Found ion of SUNY is a priv e educ ional corpor ion. Employment is subject to the Research Found ion policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

Due to U.S. Export Control laws and regul ions, the candid e hired will need to be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or other "protected individual" (as defined by 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1324b(a)(3).

This position is eligible for altern ive workplace arrangements/telework (remote or virtual) or hybrid.

Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online applic ion.

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the cre ion of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consider ion for employment without regard to race, color, n ional origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial st us, sexual orient ion, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic inform ion, veteran st us and all other protected classes under federal or st e laws.

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Job Number: 2200751Official Job Title: Administr ive Staff Assistant IIIJob Field: Administr ive & Professional (non-Clinical)Primary Loc ion: US-NY-Stony BrookDepartment/Hiring Area: Intellectual Property PartnersSchedule: Full-time Shift :Day Shift Shift Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Posting Start D e: Mar 22, 2022Posting End D e: Apr 30, 2022, 8:59:00 PMSalary:Commensur e with experienceAppointment Type: RegularSalary Grade:E3

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