1. Meet with researchers to learn of their research, make them aware of intellectual property considerations, and encourage invention disclosures.
2. Evaluate invention disclosures from faculty for commercial potential. Work with the Director, Intellectual Property, outside counsel, and inventor to evaluate patentability of inventions and perform competitive landscape analysis.
3. Assist Director, Intellectual Property and outside counsel in preparation and prosecution of patent applications, to ensure commercially important aspects of invention are protected.
4. Prepare high quality non-confidential marketing summaries of inventions, including inventors background and achievements, description of technology, and commercial applications to support licensing campaign to industry.
5. Identify potential commercial partners for licensing NYU inventions and/or funding NYU research, including companies and investor groups, and identify and contact key decision makers within such entities to market NYU inventions and research. Negotiate confidentiality agreements with companies to facilitate in-depth discussions. Work closely with faculty on presentations to companies on inventions and research projects, and establishing licensing strategy.
6. Research and evaluate the active research and development interests of companies, including reaching out proactively to schedule meetings with companies and attending conferences for networking with company personnel responsible for technology licensing and business development.
7. Negotiate term sheets, license and research agreements with companies, in consultation with inventor/PI, Director, Life Sciences Technology Transfer, and Executive Director, including negotiation of key terms, drafting of agreements from approved templates, and negotiation of final agreement. Maintain good long-term relationship with industry partners, seek to achieve consensus with faculty on licensing strategy/terms, use clear language to avoid future disagreements. Seek terms that are win-win for both parties, adhere to University and Medical Center policies, including publication, indemnification, etc., and are favorable to University while providing attractive and necessary return to companies.
8. Monitor signed agreements with companies to stay aware of changes in company focus, personnel, or resources, status of ongoing research and product development, making and protection of follow-on inventions, etc. Maintain good long-term relationships, ensure compliance with agreements, and identify need to amend agreements if necessary.
9. Conduct outreach to venture capital firms, other investor groups, and entrepreneurs. Maintain awareness of trends in venture capital investing. Oversee and provide guidance to interns developing business plans for NYU technologies.
10. Maintain the offices social media presence on Linkedin and Twitter and work closely with the OSR communications team on maintaining content.
11. Coordinate the offices outreach efforts internally and externally. Organize monthly lectures by visiting scholars to address recent developments in the Biotechnology industry.
12. Adhere to Medical Center policies and behavioral standards
Other duties as assigned