Licensing Professionals - Career Path

AUTM provides a wealth of opportunities for those working in the technology transfer licensing field. Licensing in a technology transfer office is a multi-discipinary career. Licensing professionals are involved in business development, commercialization of intellectual property, patenting, marketing, valuation, IP law, negotiation and intellectual assesment management. 

Are you new to the profession?

The AUTM Essentials of Academic Technology Transfer Course is offered each year for those who are new to the profession. The course guides individuals from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience to a common understanding of the fundamental goals and processes of academic technology transfer. This course builds skills and resources necessary to function effectively at evaluating inventions and negotiating license agreements. The workshops are designed to follow the lifecycle of the invention, patenting and licensing process: evaluation of invention disclosures, triage, patenting, IP marketing, valuation, and license negotiation to established companies and startups. The Essentials course uses a mix of instruction, case discussions and small-group interactions to maximize useful learning and networking opportunities. Course attendees benefit from networking with seasoned instructors and forge relationships with others technology transfer professionals from around the country and the world. 

Candidate Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP)
Apply for this new designation designed for those with 6 months of experience. Securing this designation indicates serious career intentions in technology transfer and aspirations for the highest performance standards. Apply today. 

Upcoming Events: 

AUTM 2018 Essentials Course
AUTM 2018 Agreement Maintenance Course
AUTM 2018 IP Portfolio Management Course

Webinar Resources:

AUTM offers many webinars for licensing professionals at all levels of experience.

Special Interest Group

Participate in this discussion group to share your challenges and solutions with colleagues. 

Experienced Professionals

For those licensing professionals who have a few years of experience, AUTM offers these in person courses:
  • Business Development Course
  • Intellectual Property Portfolio Management Course
  • Agreement Maintenance Course
Check the AUTM website for upcoming course dates.

Not able to travel?  AUTM has recorded versions of courses for your convenience. 

Additional Resources

The AUTM Annual Meeting offers a full track of training for licensing professionals. Here are some examples of how you can advance your career at an AUTM Annual Meeting.
Participate in the 2018 Annual Meeting via live web conference from the convenience of your desk. 

Ready to move your career to the next level?

Visit the AUTM Learning Center for more educational options.