Lesley Millar-Nicholson

Director, Technology Licensing Office & Director, Catalysts, Office of Strategic Alliances & Technology Transfer

MIT

Lesley Millar-Nicholson

Director, Technology Licensing Office & Director, Catalysts, Office of Strategic Alliances & Technology Transfer

MIT

Lesley is formerly the director of the Office of Technology Management at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where she had responsibility for the oversight of all technology transfer activities across the university. In this position, Lesley demonstrated leadership in all phases of the commercialization of technology and intellectual property, ranging from proof of concept programs to enable the launch of startup companies through patenting and licensing processes. She played a major role in developing a thriving innovation ecosystem at UIUC, marked by strong corporate engagement. Beyond her university focus, Lesley has been a prominent speaker nationally and internationally on the economic importance of technology transfer.

Lesley holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Georgia, respectively, and an MBA from UIUC.

Contributions

Deep Dive Episode 118 – Can Patents and Bayh-Dole Fuel Innovation in the Time of COVID-19?

June 25, 2020

In this episode, experts discuss how patents, patent licensing, and the tech transfer process created by the Bayh-Dole Act might provide key legal and policy tools for companies to respond effectively to our current health crisis and crises to come.

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