Technology Transfer / IP Licensing Manager

Clearance Level
None
Category
Regulatory Affairs
Location
San Antonio, Texas

REQ#: RQ105904

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT s military health team is HIRING a Technology Transfer/IP Licensing Manager to support the 59th Medical Wing (MDW), located at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

The 59th Medical Wing Science and Technology (ST) office advises and conducts clinical and translational research on matters pertaining to the medical aspects of the Air Expeditionary Force and the health of Air Force (AF) personnel and beneficiaries. In order to support the required research, ST offices conduct translational research in the areas of emergency medical care, combat casualty care, force health protection, restorative medicine, clinical and rehabilitative medicine and specialty centers.

Position Summary:

conducts specialized activities of the Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA) related to working with researchers and developers to secure the intellectual property (IP) of the DoD funded, conducted, and supported medical research, working with legal counsel and TechLink Partnership Intermediary to patent the IP, actively marketing patents to medical industry, venture capitalists, and others to elicit interest in licensing of IP, and rapidly establishing licensing agreements that support and emphasize the rapid transfer of the research results to commercial development and fielded capabilities for the US military. May also involve managing projects and efforts required to develop early prototypes, test articles, production representative units, and possibly early-stage medical products for Food and Drug Administrative (FDA) approval when industry interest is insufficient to license medical patents for products deemed necessary for the US military.   

What Youll Be Doing:

  • Senior executive professional, functional, and technical expert in technology transfer and transition (T3) in applying specialized analytical skills to develop draft plans and strategies with securing Intellectual Property and transitioning it to fielded, commercially available medical capabilities.  
  • Expert in various technology transfer and transition mechanisms, qualifiers for Intellectual Property (IP) determinations, patent establishment processes, technical products, support systems, studies, planning, establishment of requirements, cost estimating, business development, other related management and technical duties, and resolution of research project issues related to determinations
  • Provides highly developed technical and functional leadership and direction of complex transitional and translational tasks associated with medical research with technology transfer and intellectual property determination. Serves as resource across many programs and projects. Provides group facilitation, technology transfer training, and provides additional forms of knowledge transfer; provides specialized support to all 59 MDW technology transfer and transition (T3) activities.
  • Supports medical research knowledge and product development and project, program, and portfolio managers as well as research principal investigators (PIs); facilitates interactions between the 59 MDW and academia, non and not-for-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and other research and development entities in matters pertaining to patenting and licensing of medical research and commercial product development   
  • Performs T3 services and support as defined by Defense Health Agency (DHA), AFI 61-301, DHA Procedural Instruction 3201.05, DoDI 5535.8, Air Force Instruction 61-301 The Domestic Technology Transfer Process and the Offices of Research and Technology Applications, Cooperatives Research and Development Agreements, the Federal Laboratory Consortium of for Technology Transfer’s Federal Technology Transfer Legislation and Policy (The Green Book, Sixth Edition -2018), Bayh-Dole Act (37 CFR 401), and other applicable federal regulations, policy memos, and instructions. 
  • Work directly with potential inventors to expeditiously develop detailed and complete invention disclosure information package to include identifying and clarifying everyone’s contribution to the refinement and development of the idea(s), creating a succinct problem-solution statement about how the invention will address an issue or provide an enhancement succinct problem, developing an abstract that provides the background of the invention and mirrors the problem-solution statement, and the assisting the completion and submission of a patent application package (Invention Evaluation, Disclosure, Record of Invention, and associated documentation) to legal counsel.     
  • Work directly with AMFMCLO/JAZ legal office to process patent applications and interface with inventors to resolve problems, clarify/refine statements, and answer questions expeditiously execute issuance of a patent  
  • Work with academia and other collaborative research agencies to negotiate, establish, and execute joint patent applications, Joint Ownership Agreements (JOAs), and licensing agreements for supporting government co-inventors and DoD interests.  Coordinates customer/3rd party audits of IP/licenses with external and internal personnel as required
  • Reviews policies, procedures, research objectives, and organizational structure to provide recommendations to researchers and research leaders or implement changes to eliminate problems or barriers for supporting customers and quality/process improvements for enhancing support, reducing waste, and improving quality. 
  • Reviews research protocols and related research documents to identify possible Intellectual Property (IP) that may need to be protected/secured through patents, trademarks, or copyrights.
  • Reviews and evaluates licensing agreements with commercial to identify, track, report, and manage receipt and processing of funding received from fees and royalty payments that may be generated. 
  • Manages the database for tracking patents, licensing agreements, royalties, and other pertinent documentation and uses information to generate reports to senior management.
  • Develops and provides researchers, project, program, and portfolio managers with comprehensive training and education on intellectual property, filing patents, establishing licensing agreements, and royalties; instructs researchers on the importance capturing and documentation of new intellectual property before publishing results. 
  • Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates a review and evaluation process of all organizational research proposals and other documentation for identifying the possible generation of intellectual property to ensure the intellectual property is assessed and will be secured/protected if determined to be patentable. 
  • Supports the Office of Research and Technology Applications (ORTA) team with addressing questions about the status of ongoing, completed, and expired agreements and other ORTA activities, documents, and reports for possible generation of and capture of IP; assists with planning, organizing, and coordinating office activities
  • Collects and compiles reported impact of research generated from executed and completed patent applications to create a database of positive and negative outcomes from research; compiles results and reports findings to senior managers.
  • Maintains and revises process flowcharts and checklist(s) for managing, processing, and optimizing coordination of requests for patent applications,
  • Reviews and implements collaborative and cooperative research guidance and directives from Defense Health Agency (DHA), responds to inquiries from DHA and other higher headquarters on number and type of established agreements, provides detailed analyses of DHA interactions to organizational senior management.
  • Tracking and Reporting: Ensures capture and visualization of key metrics of patenting, licensing, and business development processes and related information structured to support continuous process improvement and efficient reporting of research, development, and technology transfer outcomes related to DoD medical modernization objectives and other mandatory report requirements as it relates to T3.  Reports generated annually to AF and DHA technology transition office for reporting to mandated Congressional oversight of T3 programs.
  • Assists researchers with identification and protection of DoD intellectual property from ongoing medical research via the pursuit of provisional patents, patents, copyrights, and trademarks; assists with understanding requirement to protect the intellectual property before publishing or releasing the key elements of research work to the public.  Encourages innovation and commercialization of medical knowledge and technological advances by communicating to potential inventors the incentives of securing certain exclusive rights to their ideas and potential inventions as a necessary step to obtaining value to intellectual property and properly transferring it to developers for commercialization and fielding.  Performs audits as required at the business unit level to ensure compliance with licensing requirements
  • Oversees patent submission process with government legal offices, assists with resolving issues or questions related to legal reviews, patent determinations, and filing of accepted patent applications with US patent office.  Oversees interactions between government legal and other legal representatives such as patent attorneys for securing intellectual property that was co-developed with academia, non-profit and not-for-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and other research and development entities. 
  • Works with partnership intermediaries such as Techlink and MilTech to market DoD patents to commercial entities by providing requested information, coordinating interactions with the inventor(s), supporting disclosure meetings, and assisting with establishing Patent License Agreements (PLAs) and other agreements to enable developers to license, develop, commercialize, and market medical products that are based on DoD developed intellectual property via established patents. 
  • Support DoD scientific and technical information gathering efforts by collecting and maintaining information in support of the Defense Technology Transfer Information System (DTTIS)
  • Performs complex and comprehensive analyses and utilizes systematic, disciplined, and quantifiable approaches to implements and oversees quality improvement processes for optimizing the use of resources, maximizing efficiency and effectiveness, and improving the support provided to the customer for accomplishing the organizational mission and objectives. 
  • Establishes outcome-based metrics for teams and working groups to use in assessing efficiency, effectiveness, risk and compliance with regulatory procedures for completing assigned taskings.
  • Attends meetings, conferences, briefings, and seminars related to technology transfer operations to provide information/support, learn new skills, address issues, promote medical patents, facilitate licensing discussions, and other enabling activities to solicit business (especially small business) interest and investment.  
  • Accomplishes professional development and maintains technical proficiency through professional interaction with technical and professional societies, academia, symposia, contractors, research and development (R&D) organizations, and/or participation in formal training programs. 
  • Provide project management support. Support in planning, scheduling, administration, participation, and post conference activities of Federal, DOD, and USAF sponsored meetings, conferences, symposia, colloquia, workshops, and, scientific advisory boards related to 59 MDW activities. The delivery date will be specified by the COR.

What Youll Need (required):

  •  Masters degree in technology transfer/transition/commercialization, scientific, engineering, mathematics, legal (patents/agreements), medical research or management of science discipline
  • 8+ years of working experience providing effective technology transfer in support of project activities and objectives for IP protection, patenting, licensing, and business development for commercialization and marketing of finished medical products.
  • 5+ years of demonstrated knowledge of specialized analytical skills for identifying trends, patterns, and insights in medical product industry, processes for developing new technologies, and unique requirements.  
  • Regarded as highly competent in the field of industry and has facilitated the planning, design, and development of governing policies, programmatic issues, and technology development and application.
  • Strong customer orientation Initiative: plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions, prepares for problems or opportunities in advance, undertakes additional responsibilities.
  • Possesses through knowledge with standard AFMS Microsoft Office Professional Suite products and use of computer database systems.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing with comprehensive knowledge/experience with government regulations, policies, procedures and limitations within their scope of responsibilities.
  • Ability to interpret and provide guidance on DoD, DHA, and USAF T3 policies, IP law, and industry-standard licenses (including royalty rates and license negotiations)
  • Possesses professional certifications or licenses preferred for practice in technology transfer, transition, and commercialization in state of residency. 

What Would Be Even Better (preferred):

  • Ph.D. preferred.

What GDIT Can Offer You: 

  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you  
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career 
  • 401K with company match 
  • Diverse, highly collaborative teams 

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This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Texas or Montana or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/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, or veteran status, or any other protected class.