Director, Office of Technology Licensing, Princeton University
John F. Ritter has been working in academic technology licensing for over 21 years. He has been at Princeton University for the last 20 years, where he serves as the Director, Office of Technology Licensing. Ritter has also served on the Board of Directors of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) as the Vice President of Metrics and Surveys. Prior to Princeton, Ritter worked as a senior licensing professional at Rutgers University and in a prior life held a variety of sales and marketing positions in the materials industry. He has a B.S. in Engineering from Rutgers, an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a J.D. with Honors from Rutgers School of Law. A Registered Patent Attorney, he is licensed to practice law in New Jersey.
University technology transfer offices (TTO’s) typically have as their institutional objectives identifying, creating and commercializing intellectual property (IP) being created on their campuses as well as the generation of royalty revenues. However, TTO’s are increasingly being asked to develop and manage a range of new functions including technology maturation funds, the entrepreneurial ecosystem on campus, […]