Intellectual Property Manager, Life Sciences, Innovate Calgary
University of Calgary
 Other, Canada
8d ago

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to) :

  • Support Innovate Calgary’s mandate of excellence in technology commercialization
  • Identify new inventions derived from research executed at the University of Calgary
  • Perform assessments of patentability, market potential and overall commercial potential
  • Meet with investigators / researchers as needed to evaluate and define strategy for the commercialization of inventions
  • Develop marketing strategies and conduct market analysis for technologies in portfolio
  • Develop intellectual property protection strategies and manage ongoing prosecution of intellectual property in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Identify and initiate contacts with potential licensees
  • Design and initiate licensing strategies for each technology in portfolio
  • Negotiate and close licence and equity agreements with industry partners
  • Maintain and efficiently utilize all aspects of a technology and intellectual property project management database for each technology in portfolio
  • Personal Characteristics :

  • Sound business judgement, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Intelligent, personable and willing to proactively engage clients and team members
  • Proactive business relationship management skills with a commitment to completion of projects
  • Willingness to take on different levels of responsibility
  • Entrepreneurial, possesses the ability to work in an evolving environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Detail-oriented, meticulous but confident, tenacious and diplomatic
  • Self-motivated, open-minded
  • A keen attitude and a willingness to explore areas outside of your area of expertise
  • Fast learner
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work with and organize large volumes of data
  • Qualifications / Requirements :

  • Doctorate degree in Life Sciences
  • Experience managing intellectual property, commercialization and transfer of unique technology to industry is preferred
  • Education or experience in intellectual property law or business management is a plus, as is experience in the development and marketing of unique technologies.
  • Interested applicants are asked to forward their resume to hr . Alternatively, resumes may be mailed to : HR, Innovate Calgary, 3553 31 St NW, Calgary AB, T2L 2K7 .

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those persons for whom we need further information, or who are being considered for an interview will be contacted.

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