Senior Licensing and Strategic Alliance Manager
Company: Stanford University
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 19, 2023
Senior Licensing and Strategic Alliance ManagerSCHOOL/UNIT
The Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) was established in 1970 to
manage the intellectual property assets of Stanford University. OTL
evaluates, markets, and licenses technology owned by the
University. OTL's mission is to encourage effective technology
transfer for the public benefit as well as generating royalty
income for Stanford to benefit research and education. OTL is one
of the country's most active offices in the field of technology
transfer from the university to industry. Our staff, most of whom
are professionals engaged directly in licensing, manages over 3,000
active dockets.Our Vice Provost and Dean of Research (VPDoR)
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The Office of Technology Licensing at Stanford University seeks to
fill a Senior Technology Licensing and Strategic Alliances Manager
position, which will be focused primarily on alliances and related
inventions in the life sciences space. You will be a key
contributor to the OTL Strategic Alliance team, working with
faculty and other stakeholders in developing and maintaining
strategic alliances at Stanford, including strategic intellectual
property (IP) in- and out-licensing as well as negotiation and
management of research collaborations with other non-profit and
for-profit entities. The Senior Technology Licensing and Strategic
Alliances Manager will will collaborate closely with OTL
leadership, internal teams, and both internal and external
stakeholders on contracts and agreements to maintain transparent
communication and build consensus amongst all stakeholders. Your
responsibilities will include closely monitoring Stanford's
contractual IP and other obligations to ensure Stanford's alliances
are productive and successful. You will also be involved in
traditional technology transfer-related activities by managing
inventions that result from strategic alliances, including
evaluating new inventions, developing licensing opportunities and
strategies, negotiating the terms and conditions of agreements and
administering patent-related activities. This position requires
significant knowledge of negotiation strategies, technology market
assessment, intellectual property protection and licensing, as well
as thorough knowledge of contracts and grants relating to
alliances.This is a 100% FTE, benefits-eligible position. All final
candidates must complete a background check. Please submit a resume
and cover letter with your application. -CORE DUTIES:
--- Evaluate and analyze complex new invention disclosures, where
agreements tend to be licensing potential in the millions of
dollars, including initial review, meeting with inventor(s),
identifying industry reviewers, making contact, and sending
--- Follow-up, collect and evaluate information, make decisions
that have significant impact, and provide necessary
--- Develop licensing strategy for significant cases, identifying
potential licensees, negotiating terms, preparing draft agreements,
and closing the deal.
--- Manage patent-related activities including selection of
attorney, determination of when and where to file patent
applications, and management of an inventory of unlicensed cases
from a financial perspective.
--- Monitor license agreements, ensure compliance with diligence
terms, prepare and execute amendments, process terminations, and
participate in decisions on whether to pursue litigation.
--- Maintain and develop relations with licensees; monitor progress
in licensed product(s) development.Additional Responsibilities
--- Negotiate complex multi-functional agreements involving any
combination of research funding, IP and/or licensing terms,
procurement terms or possibly other business elements.
--- Monitor alliance and license agreements for compliance with
financial, diligent performance and other contractual terms and
--- Conduct IP due diligence on alliance project proposals,
strategic oversight and management over complex IP portfolios
resulting from alliance-sponsored research.MINIMUM
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a life sciences discipline and ten years of
relevant experience or combination of education and relevant
experience. Preferred Education & Experience:
--- Degree in life sciences and ten or more years of experience
working in an academic, health science, or biotechnology
organization strongly preferred. MA/MS degree or PhD in Biological
--- Demonstrated record of substantial achievement in technology
transfer and the application of intellectual property principles as
they impact institutions of higher education.
--- Demonstrated expertise and advanced knowledge of contract and
IP laws, University policies, life science industry trends and
--- Demonstrated experience in business development and alliance
--- Negotiaton of IP clauses in large scale alliance agreements
--- Demonstrated experience working within the research environment
at a major university or institute or private industry; and ability
to work with a variety of public institutions and the capacity to
produce creative and innovative solutions and approaches to common
problems especially as they related to intellectual property and
licensing.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
--- Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and presentation
--- Strong customer relationship skills, consensus building skills
and the ability to cultivate and maintain professional business
--- Demonstrated ability to influence and neogiate with internal
constituencies and external business partners.
--- Advanced ability to establish priorities, take ownership and
leadership of time-sensitive and complex projects from inception to
completion, including developing strategy, implementation and
execution of tasks.
--- Advanced ability to independently exercise sound judgment and
decision making, creativity, problem solving and critical
--- Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize a
variety of tasks and demands.
--- Strong computer skills with ability to work with a variety of
database systems; spreadsheets; reporting systems and electronic
document management systems.Certifications and Licenses:PHYSICAL
--- Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and
use light/ fine grasping.
--- Occasionally stand, walk, use a telephone, lift, carry, push,
pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
--- Rarely writes by hand.
-* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University
will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a
disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential
functions of the job.WORK STANDARDS:
--- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well
with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external
--- Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal
responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns;
uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons
--- Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable
University policies and procedures, including but not limited to
the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's
Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu .
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-The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by
positions in this job classification and are not designed to
contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all
duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and
responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs
without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level
of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as
assigned.Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and
affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.
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