Traci Libby

Traci Libby

Director, Open Innovation, Beckman Coulter, Inc., Diagnostics

Traci Libby is the Director of Open Innovation for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics. In this capacity, she has global responsibility for the company’s external partnerships, including intellectual property licensing, collaborative development partnerships, strategic alliances, distribution relationships, and other non-M&A partnering transactions. Prior to her role at Beckman Coulter, Traci was Director of Licensing and Innovation Partnerships at Thermo Fisher Scientific (Life Technologies / Invitrogen) for 17 years, where she was responsible for intellectual property in-licensing, sponsored development partnerships, external technology sourcing and asset acquisition, as well as oversight of license compliance activities.
Throughout her career, Traci has fostered innovation as a key growth driver across the global life science and healthcare community, enabling the application of cutting-edge technologies to meet key customer needs in the research, diagnostic, and applied life science markets. Traci obtained her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and cell biology at the University of California, San Diego, and did her graduate studies in molecular and cell biology at San Diego State University. She brings over 25 years of industry experience, spanning innovation development, intellectual property strategy, product management and marketing, and partnering for successful commercialization.

G4: Diversity and Identity of the Licensing Profession: Career Development Discussion

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Licensing professionals comprise a diverse category of colleagues managing broad aspects of intellectual property and coordinating strategic alliances. Their career backgrounds include degrees and training in science, medicine, law, business, finance, and others. Many have moved among various career paths, such as university technology offices, law firms, government legal offices, incubators, industry, and/or venture space. […]