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Job Req ID:  108044

Intellectual Property Manager

Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) supports the commercialization of university technology through technology licensing, the development of corporate research collaborations, and venture creation.

We are seeking an Intellectual Property Manager to identify and protect inventions resulting from university research. Through interactions with faculty members, staff, students, and outside counsel, the IP Manager manages patent prosecution and disclosure-related tasks. This position reports to the Director, Intellectual Property Management.

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 JHTVs 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 Salesforce and Inteum databases to review IP for encumbrances or other issues before marketing material is sent to potential licensees.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Basic understanding of intellectual property.
  • Good organizational skills including ability to multitask 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 nonscientific staff.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization and to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Minimum Qualifications
  • An advanced Degree in Science, Business, or Law is required.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident required due to Federal Export Controls.
  • Registered Patent Agent strongly preferred.
  • Additional experience beyond one year is strongly preferred.


Classified Title: Technology Transfer Associate 
Working Title: Intellectual Property Manager

Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PE  
Min/Mid/Max Annual Salary Range: $71,230-$97,880-$124,510 (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee Group: Full Time 
Schedule: M - F, 8:30am - 5pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures 
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers 


Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:



This position requires U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Residency due to Federal Export Controls.

This position does not offer sponsorship.

This positon requires an advanced degree (PhD) in Science, Business, or Law (JD).


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:

**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.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.


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