Coventry University is a dynamic, creative and innovative organisation demonstrated by its continued rise up the university ranking tables. The University has a track record of successful IP commercialisation, business engagement and support to a wide range of sectors both regionally and nationally. To build on our recent successes in IP commercialisation, we are looking to recruit a Licensing Executive into the IP Commercialisation Office.
Reporting to the IP Commercialisation Director, the post holder will work with staff and students to commercialise University Group IP, with a particular focus on the licensing of IP to ensure revenue return to the University Group from its world class research outputs. You will identify and then progress licensing opportunities through to completion and revenue generation, managing relationships with industrial licensees and other key strategic partners. A close working relationship with colleagues in Legal Services will ensure that licences are drafted, approved and agreed efficiently.
As such the role requires knowledge and experience of intellectual property commercialisation, licence drafting and licence management and you will have a demonstrable track record in negotiating and securing licences. Additionally you will have highly developed presentation skills with experience of communicating complex technical and legal concepts to non-experts.
You will be a professional and persuasive negotiator with intuitive interpersonal skills, used to working to tight deadlines and exceeding agreed targets.