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Assistant Director of Licensing

Company: Houston Journal of Health Law Policy
Location: Houston
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:


Manages a portfolio of UH technologies, typically within a discipline area (ex: life sciences or physical sciences). Evaluates and analyzes market potential and conducts patent searches for new invention disclosures. Monitors existing agreements to ensure compliance with contract terms and works with General Counsel and other UH Departments as needed to notify external licensees in default. Assists in managing and tracking university's intellectual property assets.Job Duties

  • Manages a portfolio of UH technologies within a discipline area.
  • Identifies industry partners, startups, and investors who may license or invest in technologies within the portfolio.
  • Coordinates with inventors to identify attractive UH technologies for licensing to startups or established companies.
  • May be responsible for setting goals for the portfolio that contribute to the delivery of the OTTI strategy.
  • Leads the negotiation of new and amended technology transfer agreements (licenses, options and IP related research agreements) of medium complexity with external entities.
  • May manage support staff, such as licensing associates/assistants, administrative support, and/or interns.
  • Performs other job-related duties as required.


    Bachelors and 5 years experience

    Education: Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.Experience: Requires a minimum of five (5) years of directly job related experience.

Keywords: Houston Journal of Health Law Policy, Houston , Assistant Director of Licensing, Executive , Houston, Texas

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