IPS Quarterly Update: January 2016

IPS hires new Associate Director

Innovation Partnership Services (IPS) is pleased to welcome Jim Deane as its new associate director. Deane comes to IPS with 12 years of experience working at four major research universities and a federal laboratory identifying, protecting, and licensing innovative technologies, and helping build new companies to commercialize them. He has worked with faculty and both in-house and outside counsel to identify over 500 inventions with high potential and define them for patent protection.

In his new role, Deane will oversee the IPS business development program for the sciences. He is responsible for a range of agreements in the sciences, including technology licensing, spin-outs, and inter-institutional agreements.

Recently Deane served as vice president for technology transfer at Tekcapital, a for-profit technology scouting and acquisition services company that helps operating companies commercialize innovations from U.S. and international universities and laboratories. He was responsible for commercializing software across campus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and also copyrighted and patented innovations and educational material at Purdue University and the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering.  

Deane serves on committees for the Association of University Technology Managers and the Certified Licensing Professional certification board, and reviews grant proposals for Science Foundation Ireland and the Department of Defense. He received an MBA from Cornell University, a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Hawaii and a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College.

Innovation Partnership Services
Innovation Partnership Services works with UO innovators, the public, and industry to accelerate the adoption of innovations derived from UO research and education.

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