Tatiana currently leads technology transfer efforts at Georgetown University's Office of Technology Commercialization, the team responsible for growth and support of Innovation and Faculty Entrepreneurship at Georgetown.
She is a strategic leader and IP licensing professional with over 18 years of experience in IP protection strategy and due diligence, business development and licensing of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Agriculture innovations. Prior to Georgetown University, Tatiana was the Associate Vice President of Innovation Ventures (IV) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey where she led the efforts related to technology transfer and new venture formation, as well as activities focused on management of the intellectual property assets of the university. Some of Tatiana’s career accomplishments while at Rutgers, include the revamp of the University’s patent policy, establishment of a robust and diverse fellowship program that has alumni in technology transfer worldwide, as well as, contributing to successful efforts of launching the university’s gap funding program, TechAdvance. Tatiana is an active member in various local and national professional organizations, speaks frequently about intellectual property and technology licensing, and has taught a course on commercializing innovation for the Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Outside of technology transfer, Tatiana is an aspiring sailor. Her family belongs to a club where they work to support and grow all sailing related activities from membership to junior education.
As you may know, the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) manages the university’s intellectual property, invention disclosures, patenting and licensing activities, research collaboration agreements, material transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements, data use agreements, and copyright and other intellectual property agreements between the university, faculty and other external entities. It also oversees the engagement of the university in the founding of startup companies, and provides assistance to university entrepreneurs in starting their own companies.