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We’re always on the lookout for new talent. Take the first step to joining our team of industry professionals by viewing our current opportunities.

At Skysong Innovations, You Matter.

As a Skysong Innovations employee, you are the critical liaison between university inventions and real-world impact.

As a member of our team, you move university technology to the marketplace in a variety of ways. Whether it’s facilitating invention disclosures, providing entrepreneurial coaching, linking to venture funding, connecting researchers to outside companies or developing commercialization strategies, the work we do inspires further innovation, develops new products, creates jobs, grows future companies and even launches new industries. 

You think creatively, and you don’t sacrifice the critical details in favor of the big picture.

You look at the broad-scale applications of nascent products and technologies, and work to bring each one of them into the marketplace. You’re willing to brainstorm alternative commercialization pathways to find the best mode to market. 

You’re a powerful mind in your own field, and you’re eager to work with present and future leaders in others.

Your expertise allows you to appreciate how different marketing and licensing decisions will affect potential industry partners, and allows you to act as a sentinel who ensures a fair return on the value provided by university intellectual property.

You’re excited to engage

with the highest-level faculty and students, interface with dynamic ventures both within the local community and around the country, and provide access to top-tier entrepreneurial support that will help retain and grow high-performing startups.

You’re an innovator among innovators.

You devise and deploy broad, unique outreach initiatives within and beyond the university, launching and protecting intellectual property while maximizing opportunities for technology transfer in broader industries. You look for ways to ensure that top products and startups deliver maximum social, economic and even global impact.

We Want You on Our Team.

Current Openings

Licensing and Business Development Associate – Physical Sciences

The Licensing and Business Development Associate will be responsible for assisting the Physical Sciences Team in identifying, evaluating, protecting, marketing, and commercializing innovations created at ASU, a top-tier research institution that annually conducts more than $650 million in research. The Licensing and Business Development Associate will work closely with the Director of Licensing and Business Development on removing impediments associated with the licensure of university technologies while ensuring a fair return for the university. The Licensing and Business Development Associate will also promote the formation of ASU startup companies and communicate business and technical insights to the Physical Sciences Team and ASU researchers when appropriate.

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IP Assistant

SkySong Innovations (SI), one of five non-profit entities that makes up ASU Enterprise Partners, is seeking an IP Assistant. The IP (Intellectual Property) Assistant will be responsible for the intake of all inventions disclosed to SI. This role will be the first point of contact to Arizona State University’s (ASU) inventor and will be entering over 300 disclosures to the IP database while maintaining a high level of diligence. The IP Assistant will work closely with, and support, SkySong Innovations’ IP paralegals on both the Physical Sciences and Life Sciences teams. SI is the technology transfer arm of Arizona State University, assisting in the commercialization of innovations that are developed by ASU researchers. It is housed in SkySong, which is located at the intersection of Scottsdale Road and McDowell Road in Scottsdale and is the premier ASU portal providing translational research activities serving the needs of faculty and both internally generated and external businesses. SI builds vital networks between university innovations and a wide variety of regional and global industries.

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This externship will expose the students to technology transfer issues, including the identification, protection and commercialization of new technology.

Students in our legal externship program must hold a technical undergraduate or graduate degree (science, engineering, technology, computer science). Experience with IP in general and patent law in particular is helpful; an eagerness to learn is required.

You will coordinate with inventors and internal and external counsel as you prepare technology transfer documents, including technology evaluations, claim charts, patent applications, office action responses, and more.

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 Skysong Innovations, 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.

The student paralegal will assist SI’s paralegals with collecting and managing data in SI’s patent database. The essential functions of this position include reviewing and attaching documentation and emails to specific records in the database, as well as data entry - attention to detail being vital. The student will also help with filing and other projects throughout the year. SI is a fast-paced office with many tasks to complete.