University of Texas at Dallas Technology Analyst in Dallas, Texas
Incumbent will comprehensively evaluate the patent eligibility and commercial viability of new inventions created at UT Dallas in the disciplines of material science, electrical and mechanical engineering, chemistry, biomedicine, life science, computer science, and other disciplines as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in material science, electrical engineering, chemistry or other related disciplines.
0-3 years experience performing art searches/patent eligibility analyses and drafting reports.
0-3 years performing commercial viability analyses.
A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.
0-3 years drafting/negotiating university technology licenses.
Preferred Education and Experience
Master’s degree in Material Science, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, MBA or other relevant subjects.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Perform prior art searches for new inventions created at UT Dallas to comprehensively evaluate the patent eligibility of said inventions. Review patents, journal articles, papers, conference presentations, and the like to identify prior art which may be similar or related to, or overlap with, new University inventions. In the context of the identified prior art, assess the novelty, obviousness, and breadth/narrowness of potential patent scope for new University inventions.
Evaluate the commercial viability of University inventions by analyzing what problem the invention purports to solve, how the invention compares to currently available solutions with respect to performance, price, etc., the estimated level of investment/time required to get to market, and whether or not any relevant freedom to operate concerns exist. Articulate a value proposition statement for the invention.
Analyze patent eligibility, commercial viability, and other factors of new University inventions and make next-step recommendations regarding IP protection and commercialization strategies. Prepare thorough written analysis of same and present findings to OTC staff for internal discussion. Communicate OTC’s formal disposition of inventions to University inventors.
Routinely meet with University inventors to discuss technical details of disclosed technologies and corresponding commercialization pathways. Educate and advise University inventors regarding University intellectual property policies, OTC procedures, and related technology commercialization issues.
Update and maintain the OTC’s database and technology tracking docket for weekly review meetings. Prioritize technology queue based on patent bar dates or other urgencies.
Intermediate level of proficiency of Microsoft Office Suite.
Posting Number: S00820P
Position Title: Technology Analyst
Department: Research Dept
Salary Range: Negotiable, DOQ
Pay Basis: Monthly
Position Status: Regular full-time
Open Date: 10/12/2016
Open Until Filled: Yes
Desired Start Date: 10/31/2016