Department: Innovation and New Ventures Salary/Grade: NEX/12
The Invention Specialist manages all administrative, procedural, and inventor issues related to an intellectual property portfolio in support of INVO. Participate in patent prosecution and license agreement activity within the portfolio to support commercialization efforts. Responsible for meeting and monitoring the satisfaction of government compliance for intellectual property within the assigned portfolio. Participate in faculty outreach meetings and seminars. Possesses advanced knowledge of patent prosecution and has the ability to work on patent portfolios with minimal supervision and guidance.
Manages the ongoing process of license agreements.
Review standard legal documents and all patent correspondence.
Monitor status of agreements.
Correspond with stakeholders to monitor compliance with agreements.
Maintain patent and license dockets.
Assists Invention Managers and Associate with creating licensing timelines, action plans, and deadlines.
Identifies, reviews, and monitors all government and private sponsor compliance requirements and time lines.
Assists with marketing campaigns and mailings.
Manage receipt of disclosures and guarantees compliance with Northwestern University requirements; documents appropriate information in INVO’s database (Wellspring); documents disclosures elections and releases.
Advanced faculty outreach including maintaining contact database, attend meetings with inventors and providing support to inventors.
Maintains and produces enterprise-wide reports as requested.
Performs other duties as assigned
B.S. degree or equivalent experience with related IP experience.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communications and analytical skills.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
J.D or advance degree.
Experience with information and knowledge of relational databases.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 37688
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.