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Job Req ID:  71244

Intellectual Property Manager

Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures is seeking an Intellectual Property Manager  (Technology Transfer Associate) who will be reporting to the Director, Intellectual Property Management and will work to identify and protect inventions resulting from university research. Through interactions with faculty members, staff, students, and outside counsel, the IP Manager will manage patent prosecution and disclosure-related tasks.

 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reviews pre-analysis checklists and uses the information provided along with the other disclosure documents to prepare new disclosure summaries including conducting preliminary prior art analysis, if necessary, to identify patentable and commercially valuable subject matter.
  • Evaluates inventions for intellectual property potential and works closely with IP counsel to file for appropriate IP protection, i.e., patent applications, copyrights, trademarks, etc.
  • Works closely with internal staff and groups to generate IP landscapes for invention disclosures to identify market opportunities.
  • Engages in outreach and education related to JHTV’s mission, intellectual property and technology transfer practices.
  • Develops IP protection strategies for inventions retained by the university in consultation with licensing staff, inventors and IP counsel. Implements the strategies.
  • Directs patent counsel in the preparation, filing and prosecution of U.S. and international patent applications.
  • Maintains a Computer Packages (CPI) docket for tracking filing obligations for their assigned portfolio.
  • Provides oversight and management of the patent budget for assigned cases.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with industry IP managers, patent counsel and representatives at other academic institutions.
  • Works with Safesforce and Inteum databases to review IP for encumbrances or other issues before marketing material is sent to potential licensees.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • An Advanced Degree in Science, Business or Law is required. 

 

Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date. 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The strongest candidate will have a working knowledge of intellectual property management and patenting that is typically gained through a minimum of 1 year of related intellectual property management experience.
  • Registered Patent Agent strongly preferred. 
  • Additional experience beyond one year is strongly preferred.

 

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident required due to Federal Export Controls.
  • Basic understanding of intellectual property.
  • Good organizational skills including ability to multi‐task and prioritize.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to converse on scientific and technical matters in a variety of disciplines with investigators, outside counsel and non‐scientific staff.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization and to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

 

Classified Title: Technology Transfer Associate
Working Title: Intellectual Property Manager 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am-5pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine Campus 

Department name: ​​​​​​​Tech Transfer
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers

 

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

 

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

 

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

 

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

 

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

 

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