Licensing Analyst at The Ohio State University

Licensing Analyst at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Full-time
Posting Date
December 2, 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 Ohio State University (OSU) Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) commercializes academic discoveries and inventions out of OSU’s nearly $1B research enterprise. TCO is seeking a Licensing Analyst that will be primarily responsible for innovations developed in the Engineering, Physical Sciences and Software/Copyright portfolios at OSU.

Position Requirements

Under the supervision of the Director of Licensing the Licensing Analyst will:

  • Assist the Engineering and Physical Science Licensing Team in reviewing and analyzing invention disclosures for patentability, marketability, technical merit and commercial potential;
  • Make recommendations for technology investment decisions for software and engineering;
  • Analyze patents for monetization;
  • Develop and implement invention marketing plans and develop marketing material (e.g. non-confidential summaries) for business development activities;
  • Conduct patent searches to understand prior art and potential “white space” landscape;
  • Identify potential
Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in software, information technology or science;
  • Experience in patent monetization;
  • Experience in creating claims charts and evidence of use;
  • Advanced knowledge of patent due diligence;
  • Experience with software licensing;
  • Strong network of contacts in the software and engineering licensing space;
  • Positive attitude; resourcefulness;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational abilities;
  • Deadline and detail oriented;
  • Willingness to learn university technology commercialization;
  • Ability to work independently.

Strongly preferred:

  • 3-5 years, full-time, related work experience;
  • Master’s degree preferred;
  • Strong knowledge of patents;
  • Ability to read and interpret patent claims;
  • Experience in patent valuation methodologies;
  • Experience working in a university environment.

Application deadline: January 1, 2017.



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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.