Los Alamos National Laboratory Licensing Team Lead (Technical Project Manager 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Serve as the Team Leader of Licensing in the Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation (FCI). Lead the Licensing Associates in executing responsibilities for licensing Los Alamos National Laboratory’s intellectual property (IP) assets, patents (including pending applications) copyrights and software-related technologies to commercial, academic, and government entities.
Negotiate and maintain quality technology commercialization-related licensing transactions and agreements that take into consideration potential risks associated with the deal, as well as incorporate FCI teams’ and other stakeholders’ input for each opportunity.
Manage, mentor, and support Licensing Associates with the performance of licensing duties.
Work with FCI Division management on key elements of licensing negotiations, strategy, drafting, and administration while being sensitive to those more “high profile” opportunities that correlate directly with federal sponsors’ interests.
With the goal of selecting the best-suited licensees to commercialize LANL technology based on evaluation of business plans and presentations, work with FCI business development staff to articulate and define licensing terms and conditions for LANL patents, patent applications, and copyrights.
Identify commercially viable and worthy patent applications, patents, software, or other copyrightable materials and facilitate their commercialization via out-licensing in consultation and coordination with FCI business development staff.
In coordination with FCI business development staff, negotiate and draft patent and copyright license agreements that may include but are not limited to: exclusive and nonexclusive; license modifications; end-user licenses; inter-institutional/royalty sharing agreements; test and evaluation licenses; contributor license agreements; and government use agreements.
Develop and manage business relationships with licensees and potential licensees that may include representation of, and discussion about LANL technologies.
Oversee and report on status of agreements and provide input on license process improvements.
Ensure updates of licensing data are entered in an accurate and timely manner into FCI databases.
Collaborate with FCI BDEs, Portfolio Manager and internal or external legal counsel on commercialization strategies, market assessments, and intellectual property landscapes to identify scope and assess early-stage technologies and potential IP assets that may merit commercial and non-commercial licensing to benefit Triad, NNSA, DOE and the US Government.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated experience negotiating licensing transactions for intellectual property (IP) rights at a national laboratory, university or corporation with potential licensees ranging in size from start-up to large corporation.
Detailed knowledge of intellectual property management for both patents and software as well as use of competitive landscapes, various contractual mechanisms, and financial analysis in a national laboratory or university tech transfer setting to inform licensing decisions.
Background in evaluating business and product commercialization plans informed by competitive market and patent landscape analysis as well as expertise in crafting and negotiating license agreements.
Expertise in copyright language, procurement contracts or software contract management in the technology-business sector.
Demonstrated experience in leading a team of licensing or agreement specialists.
Ability to draft novel or creative contract language when exceptions to standard practice are required.
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel, including management, OGC, and internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrated experience in applying critical thinking to solve complex problems, present options, and make recommendations as well as strong organizational and project management skills to enable effective communications with stakeholders.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, using a diverse range of technical and business language.
Capable of applying for and gaining a DOE Q-Clearance.
In addition to the resume or CV, please include a cover letter addressing each of the minimum job requirements and/or desired skills.
Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in physical or life sciences, engineering, business, finance or pre-law and a minimum of eight (8) years related intellectual property (patents, copyrights, etc.) licensing, or university, industry or federal laboratory technology transfer or licensing experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to this job.
Strong knowledge of U.S. intellectual property law and familiarity with U.S. export control regulations.
Strong knowledge of U.S. Federal, DOE, Laboratory, and/or University technology transfer practices, legislation, statutes and regulations.
Working knowledge of business contract law and experience in drafting novel or creative contract language when exceptions to standard practice are required.
Familiarity with program development and project management.
Experience in working with internal or external IP legal counsel to validate IP rights for licensing.
Experience or know-how with taking equity for consideration in licensing agreements.
Possess a network of private sector, academic and government technology contacts.
Knowledge of how licensing can be used to enhance regional or state-wide economic development.
Active DOE Q Clearance, or equivalent
Training/Certifications: Registered Technology Transfer Professional (AUTM) certificate or Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) from LES or equivalent.
Note to Applicants: In addition to the resume or CV, please include a cover letter addressing each of the minimum job requirements and/or desired skills.
Location: The position is physically located in the Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation Building in Los Alamos, NM. This position will be part of the Laboratory’s Telework Pilot and may work from a remote/home location within a two-hour ground commute of the Laboratory. The Telework Pilot is in effect from Oct. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021, but may be shortened or extended at the manager’s discretion. Ability to report on-site is a must for this position.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50-mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for 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: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
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 regard 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call1-505-665-4444option 1.
Contact Name Thompson, Larry Douglas
Vacancy Name: IRC83028
Organization Name FCI-DO/Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation
Minimum Salary 113100
Maximum Salary 190900
Req ID: IRC83028
Category: Project Management