Licensing Associate I

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 5, 2022
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Licensing Associate I

Job Description:

Agreement Administration

License Agreement Administration

Working closely with TLO, this position will participate in the preparation of draft agreements for certain novel plant varieties. Such draft agreements shall include Invitation to Negotiate Announcements, Term Sheets, License Agreements, and License Addendums.

MTA and Internal Document Administration

This position will participate in the preparation of materials transfer agreements, Royalty Distribution Agreements, Cultivar Release Forms (the 3 preceding agreements shall utilize FFSP’s standard template), confidentiality agreements, and other pre-release agreements to ensure protection of the University’s Intellectual Property Rights.

Intellectual Property Management

Working closely with TLO, this position will assist in both domestic and international intellectual property protection for novel plant varieties. Specific activities include: receiving and reviewing draft USDA Plant Variety Protection (PVP), U.S. Plant Patent, and Plant Breeder’s Rights (PBR) specifications, populating application forms for PVP applications, creating assignment and other documentation for intellectual property protection applications, ensuring that all declaration and assignment documents are executed by inventors and provided to patent counsel, filing and maintaining intellectual property records in FFSP’s database, docketing deadlines imposed by domestic and international patent offices, advising TLO of any upcoming deadlines, and managing ongoing maintenance of issued trademarks and PBR certificates.

Expected Salary:

$44,700-$51,400, commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

A bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Good organizational skills. Self-driven, independent worker. Ability to advance various projects concurrently. Previous paralegal experience or experience working in the legal or technology transfer field is preferred.

Demonstrate commitment to contributing to a respectful and caring community for all, including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, applicants must upload their cover letter, resume and list of 3 references.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This is a time-limited position.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Health Assessment Required:No