Technology Licensing Manager-Electrical Engineering

POSTED: February 4, 2019
BUSINESS: Purdue Research Foundation
POSITION TYPE: Full-time/Exempt
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Essential Functions:

  • Analyze the commercial viability of Purdue intellectual property, primarily in areas of electrical engineering, cybersecurity, and big data, and develop strategies to commercialize the related technology.
  • Actively identify potential, external licensing partners in industry, government, and not-for-profit sectors.
  • Conduct research to inform development of and drafting of business terms and legal license contracts to enable transfer of Purdue technology to licensees.
  • Manage all delegated Purdue technology transfer and commercialization responsibilities efficiently and to the benefit of Purdue University and Purdue Research Foundation.
  • Work with counsel to structure, draft, negotiate and execute transactional contracts to effect complex commercial licensing arrangements.
  • Work cooperatively with Purdue inventors, OTC legal staff, and outside advisors on protection of Purdue intellectual property.
  • Actively seek and manage relationships with University management and existing PRF licensees.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, manage and account for budget expenditures associated with all assigned duties.
  • Organize and maintain effective communication with members of local, regional and national business and venture capital communities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of technology transfer within industry and/or academia required.
  • Strong negotiation and diplomatic skills required.
  • Strong legal contract comprehension required.
  • Skilled at developing and maintaining industry relationships.  
  • Knowledge of intellectual property protection laws, including patent prosecution, corporate structures, and investment models required.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, computer, written/verbal communication skills required.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Candidate must be comfortable interacting with people from varied disciplines and with managing multiple complex projects.
  • Occasional travel required.
  • Regular and reliable attendance are requirements of this position.


  • Bachelor’s degree required in electrical engineering or computer science.
  • Advanced degree (MS or PhD) preferred in electrical engineering or computer science. MBA or JD acceptable.
  • Three years of business development, technology licensing or product development/marketing experience in a technology-intensive industry mentioned below with at least two years in technology commercialization desired.
  • Strong technical and business development knowledge in the fields of electrical engineering, software/hardware, big data, semiconductors, cybersecurity, and/or device communication required.
  • Strong working knowledge of intellectual property protection methods, contract law, and government laws and regulations related to technology transfer is required.
  • Industry experience in new product development and market analysis
  • Legal contract experience preferable.

Application Instructions:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at by Friday, March 1, 2019. 

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. 

Purdue Research Foundation does not accept resumes from third-party recruiters.

Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.


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