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Director Intellectual Property - Military veterans preferred

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Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Bethesda, MD

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HJF is seeking a Director, Intellectual Property to support the Legal/Technology Transfer department located at Corporate Headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. The Director, Intellectual Property is responsible for management of the Foundation's technology portfolio via the daily administration of the patent portfolio and supervision of prosecution of patents by outside counsel. \u00a0The Director, Intellectual Property monitors the patent budget and regularly evaluates patent counsel performance.\u00a0 This position ensures that the Foundation complies with its obligations under technology-related agreements and statutes.\u00a0 The Director, Intellectual Property interacts with and coordinates with other Foundation personnel in his/her role of management of the Foundation\u2019s intellectual property portfolio.\u00a0
In this position, the incumbent interacts with inventors, scientists, and outside patent counsel on a daily basis both in person and by telephone.\u00a0
The responsibilities of the Director, Intellectual Property cover a broad range of scientific and legal activities relating to the administration and management of intellectual property.\u00a0 Such activities include the following:\t\t\tSupervises the Intellectual Property Specialist in the management of the Foundation\u2019s intellectual property portfolio;\t\t\tResponsible for educating USU and Foundation inventors concerning submission of invention disclosures and advising the inventors throughout the invention disclosure and patenting process;\t\t\tResponsible for technical and legal evaluation of new invention disclosures for scientific merit, patentability, and commercial potential, in coordination with other members of the department;\t\t\tResponsible for advising the Director, Technology Transfer & Commercialization, and the General Counsel concerning patent strategy, and coordinating strategy with outside counsel;\t\t\tResponsible for supervising prosecution of patents by outside counsel or licensees;\t\t\tResponsible for managing the Foundation\u2019s patent budget, review and approval of all patent expenses, and management of patent annuity services in conjunction with the Intellectual Property Specialist and the Technology Transfer Operations Manager;\t\t\tResponsible for overseeing maintenance of comprehensive electronic and paper patent files and the IP management database for patent management and patent expenses, in conjunction with the Intellectual Property Specialist and the Technology Transfer Operations Manager;\t\t\tResponsible for developing a comprehensive knowledge of the IP database to utilize and update the information \u00a0on patent prosecution and \u00a0technology management issues as appropriate;\t\t\tResponsible for analyzing expenses and licensing activity as they pertain to technologies and advising Foundation senior management on recommendations to initiate, continue, or discontinue patent prosecutions, both foreign and domestic;\t\t\tWorks with the Manager, Intellectual Property Compliance to ensure the Foundation\u2019s compliance with Bayh-Dole regulations for federally funded inventions including reporting to sponsoring agencies through iEdison and other mechanisms;\t\t\tAssists in the development of policies, standard operating procedures, and goals for the Foundation and the USU-Foundation Joint Office of Technology Transfer in the areas of intellectual property management;\t\t\tDevelops strong working relationships with inventors;\t\t\tProvides positive customer service.

Technology Transfer Activities\t\t\tIn coordination with the Director, Technology Transfer & Commercialization, contributes\u00a0 to development, organization, and implementation of innovative strategies for marketing technically complex technologies and inventions;\t\t\tPrepares non-confidential summaries of technical information for marketing purposes.

Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Educational Requirements: Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences or a related discipline is required.\u00a0 Patent Agent registration is highly desirable.
Minimum Work Experience: 6 or more years of experience in intellectual property management, technology transfer and marketing and licensing of health sciences technologies.
Required Skills, Knowledge: Self-starter with excellent analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.\u00a0 Demonstrated skills in handling complex inter- and intraorganizational issues in a timely manner and managing multiple projects simultaneously.\u00a0 Ability to manage a large portfolio of technologies with diverse subject matter.\u00a0 Ability to present material in a concise and professional manner to a wide variety of individuals and groups, including faculty, staff, attorneys, and business people.\u00a0 \u00a0\u00a0Detailed knowledge of patent law and practice in the US and some knowledge of foreign patent practice are essential.\u00a0 Knowledge of technology transfer, licensing, and business principles.\u00a0 Previous supervisory experience with the ability to interact creatively and harmoniously with coworkers, inventors, and outside business professionals.\u00a0 Team player.\u00a0 A high degree of computer proficiency with knowledge of intellectual property management systems.
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.\u00a0 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Any alternate qualifications, to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.

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