On this episode of Tech Transfer IP, Lisa is speaking with Meagan Pitcher, a Licensing Associate at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Ventures. In her role, Meagan handles technology evaluation and triage, patent prosecution management, commercialization plan development, negotiating of complex technology licenses, post-deal compliance, and much more. Before BCM, Meagan was with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Meagan shares her background and her journey to Tech Transfer and BCM Ventures. She speaks about what BCM Ventures are and how her office is structured, and how many invention disclosures, patent filings, revenue-generating agreements, royalty income, and other things like this her office has had in the last year. Meagan believes that communication is most important in managing innovations to have the greatest opportunity for success.
Listen as Meagan speaks about their corporate partners, philanthropic organizations, her office’s biggest successes in technology and startups. Not having enough IP managers and funding are two of her office’s biggest challenges, and Meagan talks about the organizations like AUTM she and her colleagues are involved in. Meagan also discusses AUTM’s Better World Project and her role with this committee.
Meagan’s three wishes for her office are more people like IP managers and assistants, a way to help get early stage technologies across the finish line so they can be commercialized, and having Houston recognized as a Biotech hub.
In This Episode:
- [01:40] Welcome to the show, Meagan!
- [02:00] Meagan shares her background and journey to BCM Ventures.
- [06:31] Did you ever think of becoming a patent attorney?
- [07:10] Meagan talks about BCM Ventures and how her office is structured.
- [10:40] Meagan discusses how many invention disclosures, patent filings, revenue-generating agreements, royalty income, and other things her office has had in the last year.
- [11:56] Communication is most important in managing innovations to have the greatest opportunity for success.
- [14:01] Can you give us some examples of the relationships you have with corporate partners?
- [15:22] Meagan believes that having corporate partners has led to differently structured deals.
- [17:06] Meagan talks about the role of philanthropic organizations like the Gates Foundation.
- [19:53] Meagan discusses some of her office’s biggest successes in successful technologies and startups.
- [24:43] Not enough IP managers and funding are two of her office’s biggest challenges.
- [28:37] What organizations like AUTM are you and your colleagues involved in, and what value do you think they add?
- [29:53] Meagan shares AUTM’s Better World Project and her role with this committee.
- [33:33] Meagan talks about credentialing and whether she believes it makes a difference.
- [35:50] More people in her office, something to help get early stage technologies across the finish line so they can be commercialized, and she would like Houston to be thought of as a Biotech hub are three wishes she has for her office.
- [38:20] Thank you for being on the show!