Harvard is seeking a Sr. Associate Director of Intellectual Property to work in its Office of the President and Provost.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Assess the patentability of new inventions disclosed by Wyss faculty and Wyss research staff. Develop and implement innovative, novel strategies to patent and protect Wyss technologies and inventions. Obtain and maintain intellectual property protection through external counsel, as appropriate. Work and communicate effectively with a broad range of constituents including Wyss faculty, members of the Wyss Advanced Technology Team, members of the Wyss Business development Team, Wyss administration, external patent counsel and industry patent counsel and other representatives of industry and government. Conduct due diligence on the I.P. of potential industrial partners and licensees, as appropriate. Assist in the development and implementation of effective strategies to commercialize the intellectual property assets of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, as appropriate, to meet strategic program objectives. Prepare and deliver reports and presentations as needed.
The ideal candidate will have appropriate scientific and technical training and J.D., with a concentration in patent law. 8-12 years of experience in intellectual property management at a senior level, with advanced knowledge of current patent and licensing law and practices. Evidence of high creativity, energy and integrity as well as thoughtful judgment and decision-making. Accustomed to working in a complex environment with multiple constituencies and requiring team cooperation. Evidence of ability to establish credibility with inventors, with demonstrated maturity and sensitivity to the diverse needs of scientists, administrators, licensees and other stakeholders. Proven ability to meet deadlines on a consistent basis, coupled with outstanding administrative and organizational skills. Demonstrated leadership skills, executive demeanor and "presence". Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
The Senior Associate Director of Intellectual Property will assist in the management of the Wyss portfolio, including inventions relating to life science, engineering, computer science and other inventions in various stages of development, disclosure and patent prosecution. In this position, the Senior Associate Director will work with the Wyss team in the development and execution of an overall strategy for coordinating, managing and overseeing the intellectual property (IP) assets of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. The person will be responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of innovative strategies to protect the Wyss’s IP assets, and providing ongoing service and education to Wyss faculty and staff on issues relating to the protection of intellectual property.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Employer Type: Education
Job Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts