This externship will expose the student to technology transfer issues, including the identification, protection, and commercialization of technology.
You must have a technical undergraduate or graduate degree (science, engineering, technology, computer science). Experience with IP in general and patent law in particular is helpful; a willingness to learn is required.
You will be required to work with inventors, and with internal and external counsel to prepare documents related to the transfer of technology, including technology evaluations, claim charts, patent applications, office action responses, etc.
Life/Physical Science Intership
Graduate (Masters/PhD/MBA) students with backgrounds in engineering, physical sciences, biology, biochemistry and bioscience are encouraged to apply.
Students will be responsible for writing reports, assessing commercial viability of inventions submitted to AzTE, identifying potential investors or licensees, developing marketing materials for our inventions, and/or conducting financial analyses for negotiations. Students will be invited to attend internal staff presentations and engage with our team.
Students that fill this position will be reporting to our administrative team and should be able to work in a team environment, have a basic knowledge of MS office programs, strong attention to detail and willingness to learn. The essential functions of this position are answering the phone, filing, and data entry as well as any other duties needed to improve and support our day-to-day operations.