PURPOSE OF POSITION: Strategize and implement commercialization pathways for technologies related to digital health and informatics generated at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), including identification and evaluation of disclosures, intellectual property strategy, licensing and commercialization.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Interact with Investigators
Regularly meet with the Department of Information Services and investigators working in digital health and informatics to stay abreast of their research and technologies. Work with investigators to educate investigators about the commercialization of research and technologies from academic institutions. Determine when research should be protected and marketed or determine when pieces of an investigator's research can be developed into a commercializable product. Help the investigator understand the process and the value of technology commercialization. Provide support in all aspects of technology transfer to all CHMC employees. Identify new technologies
Evaluate disclosed technologies for intellectual property and commercialization potential. Valuation of select technologies. Identify most promising technologies. Develop and implement marketing and intellectual property strategies for inventions. Draft and negotiate term sheets, options, licenses and other agreements. Manage all active agreements.
Work with our marketing and business development team to determine if there is a market need for technologies in progress and analyze if the market can support the technology. If a market need exists, work with our marketing and business development team to assess the size of the market, the value of the technology, existing technologies/products, and identify businesses interested in the technology.
Facilitate interactions between research and industry. Educate the academic community about technology transfer and intellectual property. Participate in local and regional business groups to foster community economic development. Initiate partnerships to develop technologies internally and externally. Serve as a mentor for the Technology Associate by providing opportunities for that team member to learn about the responsibilities and duties of a Technology Manager.
Patent Portfolio Management
Provide technology and commercial insight to the Patent Manager who will perform the following tasks: Develop and implement patenting plans for inventions. Draft and file documents required by USPTO. Manage all active patents. Identify opportunities to improve portfolio management and establish SOPs as appropriate. Lead in-house patent-related processes to ensure the completion of all necessary requirements during the patent prosecution lifecycle. Serve as the point of contact with external patent counsel regarding office actions, filing documents, billing matters, etc. Collaborate with counsel to optimize the processes between the CTC and the law firms. Provide drafts of patent applications and office action responses to external counsel, along with other necessary filing documents. Attend relevant educational events and share learnings with the CTC and others at CCHMC. Facilitate interactions between CCHMC investigators and external counsel.
Provide information on work with outside counsel to Patent Manager who will perform the following tasks: Review and comment on all monthly invoices to ensure compliance with CTC Billing and Correspondence Guidelines. Communicate issues with counsel and request revised invoices as needed. Identify activities currently being managed by external counsel that can be implemented within the CTC in an effort to further reduce patent-related expenses. Collect and report data on cost savings provided by in-house initiatives.