What does a university technology transfer licensing manager do?

Last week the University of Rochester Office of Technology Transfer published a “day in the life” chronicle of what a licensing manager does. The list not only serves as a foundation for a detailed job description, and also offers an empathetic view stakeholders who rely on a research center’s office of technology transfer can appreciate.

  1. Maintain internal and external relationships in order to commercialize University technologies
  2. Value University inventions to determine patentability and business potential
  3. Assist in patent application and prosecution
  4. Market available technologies
  5. Identify and contact potential commercial partners
  6. Audit compliance with license terms