Director, Intellectual Property & Management Office 7556BR VP for Research Intellectual Property Management Office
Detailed Job Description The Director of the Intellectual Property and Management Office (IPMO) at RIT is responsible for the management and administration of the office. They are responsible for the identification, protection, marketing, licensing, tech transfer, and overall stewardship of the RIT intellectual property (IP) portfolio. Objectives include the education of the RIT community on all aspects pertaining to intellectual property development, protection, and tech transfer. Provides counsel to senior leadership and works with our Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) on all intellectual property matters. Develops our intellectual property strategies to identify, protect, and license RIT technologies and discoveries. Develops and negotiates the licensing, assignment, and other agreements associated with the university's technology transfer efforts. Reports directly to the Vice President for Research with dotted-line reporting to the Vice President and General Counsel.
Supervisory and fiduciary responsibility for the IPMO
Intellectual Property prospecting
Manages the disclosure review process
Leads our IP marketing & tech transfer activities
Negotiates and authors our licensing agreements
Provides education to the university community on IP and tech transfer
Works with our OLA on all legal aspects of our IP portfolio and related agreements
Advises the university administration on IP strategy
Supports Sponsored Research Services on IP matters in proposals and awards.
Oversee and ensure compliance with invention reporting requirements of external sponsors.
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
Live our values, embrace diverse perspectives, and nurture the RIT community to remain a great place to work for all.
Department/College Description Office of the Vice President for Research
Bachelors degree in Science, Engineering, or equivalent
Licensing Professional (Registered Technology Transfer Profession (RTTP), Certified Licensing Profession (CLP), or equivalent)
5 years of higher education or industry experience with patenting and tech transfer
Demonstrated experience with IP identification, valuation, marketing, and licensing
Demonstrated experience with authoring and negotiating license agreements
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 124A
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the 'Great Colleges to Work For.' RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu .