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D. Glass Associates: Licensing, Tech Transfer and Strategic Patent Management

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D. Glass Associates, Inc. offers expert assistance to academic institutions as well as biotechnology and medical device companies in the management of many aspects of the patent and licensing process …

D. Glass Associates, Inc. offers expert assistance to academic institutions as well as biotechnology and medical device companies in the management of many aspects of the patent and licensing process and industry-academic relations.

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  • 1. D. Glass Associates, Inc.   Licensing, Technology Transfer and Patent Management D. Glass Associates, Inc. (DGA) offers expert assistance to academic institutions as well as biotechnology and medical device companies in the management of many aspects of the patent and licensing process and industry-academic relations. D. Glass Associates can assist academic institutions (universities, medical centers and research institutions) that are temporarily short-handed due to staff turnover, maternity/paternity leave, or that do not maintain full-time tech transfer staff. DGA can cost-effectively handle many tech transfer functions on an outsourced basis and can also help licensing offices in assessing, marketing and licensing inventions and in negotiating a variety of tech transfer agreements. Technology Transfer, Licensing, and Industrial Relations •  Commercial assessments of new inventions. •  Preparation of marketing materials for new inventions, identify and contact potential corporate licensees. •  Negotiate, or assist in negotiation of, tech transfer agreements including license and option agreements, sponsored research agreements, CDAs and other industry contracts. Management of In-House Patents and Inventions •  Review and assess invention disclosures; recommend courses of action. •  Work with outside attorneys to review draft patent applications and facilitate attorney-inventor interactions. •  Provide strategic guidance and direction for ongoing patent prosecution. 124 Bird Street Phone 617-653-9945 Needham, MA 02492 Fax 781-449-8045 www.dglassassociates.com dglass@dglassassociates.com Small to midsize companies can often benefit from the outsourcing of functions relating to academic relations, licensing and patent management. DGA has extensive experience dealing with major universities and academic medical centers. In addition, patent and licensing activities are often among the easiest corporate functions to outsource, and DGA can provide this service more cost-effectively than delegating the tasks to outside patent counsel. Management of In-House Patent Portfolios •  Monitor scientific developments at the company and at academic partners to identify patentable inventions. •  Liaison to outside attorneys in patent preparation and prosecution. •  Monitor a company's in-house portfolio, to provide strategic guidance and direction. •  Analyze the strength of proprietary or competing intellectual property, as part of strategic planning efforts. Liaison to Academic Institutions •  Negotiate agreements for academic alliances, including license and option agreements, sponsored research agreements, confidentiality and materials transfer agreements. •  Monitor and provide strategic direction for patent portfolios in-licensed from academic or corporate partners. For Non-Profit Institutions For Companies
  • 2. D. Glass Associates, Inc. is a consulting company specializing in technology licensing and strategic patent management, with additional expertise in industrial biotechnology regulatory affairs. David J. Glass, Ph.D. has over 30 years experience with biotechnology patenting, and 20 years experience in academic technology transfer, licensing and patent management. Academic experience includes managing patent programs, marketing and licensing technologies to industry, as well as negotiating license agreements and a broad variety of other academic-industry agreements. David J. Glass Licensing and Tech Transfer Experience David J. Glass, Ph.D. D. Glass Associates, Inc. 124 Bird Street Needham, MA 02492 Phone (617) 653-9945 Fax (781) 449-8045 dglass@dglassassociates.com www.dglassassociates.com Please contact David Glass to discuss how D. Glass Associates can help your institution or company. •  Leadership roles in technology transfer at Harvard Medical School-affiliated institutions, including a senior management role in a large, active tech transfer office (Massachusetts General Hospital); and originating and directing in-house tech transfer functions at two smaller Harvard affiliates (McLean Hospital and Joslin Diabetes Center). •  Managed intellectual property programs both in industry and academia, including responsibility for a portfolio of over 300 biomedical patent applications. •  Technology transfer accomplishments include successful negotiation of a large number of license, option and sponsored research agreements for biomedical technologies, including licenses leading to formation of biotechnology and medical device start-ups. •  Extensive experience in managing corporate relationships, including liaison to corporate research sponsors and licensees, particularly companies in Japan, Australia and Europe; successful international partnering efforts. •  Awarded Certified Licensing Professional (CLPTM) certification in July 2008. David J. Glass Professional Experience •  BioTechnica International, 1981 to 1990, managed intellectual property and regulatory affairs. •  Massachusetts General Hospital, 1991 to 2001, Associate Director of tech transfer office, with broad responsibilities for licensing, invention review and patent management, and negotiation of a wide range of tech transfer agreements. •  McLean Hospital, consultant 2001 to 2005, Senior Associate Director, Technology Transfer, 2005 to 2011. Sole in-house professional, handling all aspects of technology transfer. •  Joslin Diabetes Center, consultant 2001 to 2006, Director, Technology Transfer, 2006 to 2011. Sole in-house professional, handling all aspects of technology transfer. •  Baystate Medical Center, 2005 to 2011, consultant handling patenting and licensing of inventions and other tech transfer functions. •  Joule Unlimited Technologies, 2011 to present, Director of Regulatory Affairs (part-time) •  D. Glass Associates, Inc., 1990 to present, with experience assisting academic and corporate clients with strategic patent management, technology and invention assessments, marketing and licensing technologies, and negotiating other industry-academic agreements.