Grand Rounds – Turning Invention into Value: Key Aspects of Licensing and Intellectual Property at Mass General Brigham | Rebecca Listfield, PhD | April 27, 2022
Extracting value from inventions requires many transactions, a key one of which is licensing of intellectual property to outside entities. This may include established companies (private or public) or MGB spinouts, including ones our innovators start themselves! These agreements also play an integral part in royalties received by inventors and the institution. Understanding the key components of licensing will help you to position your ideas and inventions for efficient translation and value return.
Rebecca Listfield, PhD, is the Managing Director of Licensing at Mass General Brigham Innovation. In her role, Rebecca has responsibility for leading the Licensing team in the commercialization of technology developed by clinicians and researchers at Mass General Brigham. Prior to joining Innovation in 2013, Rebecca was a project manager in the Medical Device group at Global Prior Art, Inc., an intellectual property search and analysis firm in Boston, MA. Rebecca earned her BS from Smith College and her PhD from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, where she was awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Rebecca is a registered patent agent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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Chief Innovation Officer: Chris Coburn
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