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Licensing Team Lead – Technical Project Manager 3 at Los Alamos National Laboratory


Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. The Licensing Division in the Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation (FCI) is looking for a Licensing Team Lead – Technical Project Manager 3. You will lead our Licensing Associates in executing responsibilities for licensing in LANL’s Intellectual Property (IP) assets, patents (including pending applications), copyrights and software-related technologies to commercial, academic and government entities.

In this position, you will negotiate and maintain quality technology commercialization-related licensing transactions, manage, mentor and support Licensing Associates, and work with FCI Division management on key elements of licensing negotiations, strategy, drafting and administration while focusing on high profile opportunities that correlate directly with federal sponsors’ interests. You will select the best-suited licensees to commercialize LANL technology and work with FCI business development staff to articulate and define licensing terms and conditions. You will identify commercially viable and worthy patent applications, patents, software or other copyrightable materials and facilitate their commercialization via out-licensing and negotiate and draft patent and copyright license agreements. Other duties include developing and managing business relationships with licensees, overseeing and reporting on status of agreements, ensuring updates of licensing data and collaborating with FCI BDEs, Portfolio Manager and internal or external legal counsel on commercialization strategies, market assessments and intellectual property landscapes.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in physical or life sciences, engineering, business, finance or pre-law
  • At least 8 years’ related intellectual property licensing (patents, copyrights, etc.) or university, industry or federal laboratory technology transfer or licensing experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to this job
  • Demonstrated experience negotiation licensing transactions for intellectual property rights
  • Detailed knowledge of intellectual property management for both patents and software
  • Background in evaluating business and product commercialization plans
  • Expertise in copyright language, procurement contracts or software contract management
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a team of licensing or agreement specialists, applying critical thinking to solve complex problems and displaying strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to draft novel or creative contract language and to interact effectively with all levels of personnel
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • DOE Q clearance (usually requires US citizenship)

Desired Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of U.S. intellectual property laws, U.S., Federal, DOE, Laboratory or University technology transfer practices, legislation, statutes and regulations
  • Working knowledge of business contract law
  • Network of private sector, academic and government technology contacts

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