Los Alamos National Laboratory Licensing Associate (Technology Transfer Professional 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC72121
Job Title Licensing Associate (Technology Transfer Professional 3)
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name FCI-DO/ Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation
What You Will Do
Reporting to the Team Leader of Licensing, Intellectual Property and Contract Management within The Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation (FCI), the Licensing Associate will be responsible for licensing Los Alamos National Laboratory’s patents (including pending applications) and software related technologies patents, to commercial, academic, and government entities. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:
Work with FCI’s Business Development Executives, Contract Management Team, Intellectual Property (IP) management staff, Laboratory Counsel, and Laboratory authors and inventors (Principal Investigators) to negotiate and maintain a quality licensing arrangement with our customers taking into consideration potential risks associated with the deal;
Work with FCI Division management on aspects of licensing strategy as it relates to software (specifically end user licensing) and patents;
Work with FCI Business Development Executives (BDEs) and IP management staff to articulate and define licensing strategies for LANL patents and copyrights;
Work with Principal Investigators throughout the Laboratory to understand the capabilities and intellectual property landscape across key programs and divisions;
Identify commercially viable and valuable patent applications and/or patents and facilitate their commercialization via out-licensing in close coordination and consultation with the FCI BDEs
Identify commercially viable and valuable software technologies and facilitate their commercialization via out-licensing;
Assess business plans and presentations in the context of selecting the best-suited entities for licensing of LANL technologies in the form of patents and/or copyrights;
Negotiate and execute patent and software license agreements including but not limited to exclusive and nonexclusive licenses, modifications, end-user, inter-institutional/royalty sharing, test and evaluation, contributor, and government use agreements;
Develop commercialization strategies, market assessments, and intellectual property landscapes to identify, scope and assess early-stage technologies;
Proactively market technologies;
Develop and manage business relationships with licensees;
Translate and interpret technical concepts and ideas to external constituencies;
Independently represent technologies and lead technology discussions with potential licensees;
Assist in the disclosure of new software and inventions. Provide objective feedback on disclosures to management for copyright and patenting consideration;
Report on status of agreements;
Provide input on process improvements; and
Enter licensing data into FCI databases.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements
Demonstrated experience in negotiating licensing transactions for rights in intellectual property at a national laboratory;
Detailed knowledge of intellectual propertypractices and competitive landscapes, contractual mechanisms, and financial analysis in a national laboratory setting;
Solid background in the evaluation of business and product commercialization plans;
Demonstrated experience in leading license negotiations and familiarity with software license agreements from a legal and compliance perspective;
Demonstrated experience assessing technologies and linking technologies to the needs of industry, consumers and/or other Federal agencies;
Ability to work independently to generate leads and develop new customer relationships;
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel; management, and internal and external stakeholders;
Ability to apply marketing concepts and tools to develop marketing plans;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, using a diverse range of technical and business language;
Demonstrated experience in applying critical thinking to solving complex problems, presenting options, and making recommendations;
Strong organizational skills and project management skills; and
Demonstrated initiative, versatility and accuracy in performance of work product.
Demonstrated experience in software asset management, procurement or software contract management in the technology sector with particular experience in software licensing;
Basic knowledge of business start-up mechanics including characteristics, strategies and funding mechanisms including venture capital;
Basic knowledge of how licensing can be used to enhance regional economic development;
Ability to draft contract language when exceptions to standard practice are required.
Possess a network of private sector, academic and government technology contacts
Familiarity with U.S. intellectual property law
Familiarity with contract law
Familiarity with export control regulations
Experience taking equity for consideration in licensing agreements
Knowledge of Federal, DOE, Laboratory, and/or university technology transfer practices
Familiarity with program development
Active Q Clearance
Obtained either a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (AUTM) or Certified Licensing Professional from LES
Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, contract, or technology transfer relevant discipline and a minimum of twelve years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or advanced degree preferred.
Notes to Applicants: In addition to the resume or CV, please include a cover letter addressing each of the minimum job requirements and desired skills.
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
The Feynman Center drives Los Alamos innovation as an essential part of our national security mission by: Accelerating connections between research, corporate, and entrepreneurial communities, building partnerships and mechanisms that deliver our technology to solve our nation’s biggest challenges, and creating a trusted external network to extend and enhance our Laboratory’s ability to meet core mission.
Appointment Type Regular
Minimum Salary 98900
Maximum Salary 165100
Contact Name Duran, Andria M
Req ID: IRC72121