Intellectual Property Manager at The Ohio State University

Intellectual Property Manager at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
November 7, 2016
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Intellectual Property Manager is responsible for overseeing the patent portfolio for the Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) at Ohio State. Ensures IP due diligence and research prior to patent filing. Maintains compliance with university IP policy and recent changes in patent law. Builds and maintains positive working relationships with intellectual property law firms; assists in evaluation law firm performance to determine most strategic partnerships. Analyzes and prioritizes patent portfolio, reporting back to leadership on a periodic basis. Manages invoice charging process to ensure efficiency and determine cost savings initiatives in conjunction with the finance team. Remains current on patent law changes, organizes trainings for TCO employees and faculty regarding IP process. Supervises Patent Coordinator and Legal and Intellectual Property Interns.

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. 5 years of experience in patent portfolio management. Experience in a project management role. Strong attention to detail. Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships, strong verbal and written communication skills. Proficient with Microsoft Excel and experience using a patent management database. Ability to adapt to a complex, multifunctional environment. Time management and prioritization skills. Ability to work as a team player.

Required Experience

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.