Intellectual Property Contracts Officer
Tulane University New Orleans, LA Full-time Administration / Clerical
Posted on January 31, 2024
The Office of Intellectual Property Management (OIPM) works with the recently established Tulane Innovation Institute to protect and advance the intellectual property created by faculty and researchers across the university. OIPM executes all aspects of Tulane’s intellectual property (IP) policy, including patent filing and management, agreement preparation, IP due diligence, government reporting and compliance, and identifying IP prospects for disclosure from the Tulane community. In addition, OIPM provides IP education seminars to Tulane faculty and students. These functions support Tulane’s Institute for Innovation, which is responsible for technology assessment, business development, marketing, and license negotiation.
The IP Contracts Officer serves within the Office of IP Management under the direction of the Executive Director. Essential functions include drafting, reviewing, and supporting the negotiation of intellectual property provisions within a high volume of research contracts in collaboration with other university departments and units. In addition, the IP Contracts officer will draft, review, and negotiate Confidential Disclosure Agreements (CDAs), Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Tangible Property Agreements (TPAs), Inter-Institutional Agreements (IIAs), and Data Use Agreements (DUAs) on behalf of OIPM.
The IP Contracts Officer will exhibit responsiveness and professionalism in all interactions and collaborate with other university departments to achieve efficient contract negotiation and management, as intellectual property and data protection.