Compliance and IP Assistant
Job#: 498345
Positions: 0
Posted: 05/08/2019
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Department: Skysong Innovations
Salary: Non-exempt
Benefits: Full Benefits
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Job Description

ASU Enterprise Partners - Compliance and IP Assistant ,  Skysong Innovations

What we do:
ASU Enterprise Partners is a global-reaching non-profit based in Tempe, AZ. We raise resources to support students, researchers and programs at Arizona State University so that they can improve the world.

As is customary at ASU, we operate a little differently: not only do we cultivate philanthropy, we also identify real estate, technology transfer, international partnership and defense research opportunities that yield private support for the university. You can learn more about each of these entities at

Who we are:
Our team is varied – fundraisers, designers, scholars, financial wizards, ex-CEOs, filmmakers, venture capitalists, inventors, volunteers – and each member brings a different perspective to our vision.

Regardless of background, we share a mission that we can help, that quality higher education should be accessible -- no matter from where one comes -- and that we are responsible for the wellbeing of the communities we live in and serve.

Want to advance the most innovative university in the country – and your work? Join us.

There is no single career journey at Enterprise Partners. Roles often shift as passions are discovered. You’ll be encouraged to look across the organization to determine if new areas are of interest – whether in fundraising, real estate development, social media or something else. Training courses are offered every week, and our main offices face ASU’s Tempe campus, where our employees’ tuition is significantly reduced.

Our advancement opportunities are real – and so is the ability to be part of an intellectually stimulating, people-focused, mission-driven team doing meaningful work in a beautiful, vibrant, sunlit location.

Details about our comprehensive benefits are available at

Partner Description:

Skysong Innovations
As the top-rated university for innovation, Arizona State is a powerful generator of intellectual capital and technology. Skysong Innovations, a private non-profit organization, disseminates and manages that capital in the marketplace by nurturing relationships between faculty, investors and industry partners. Since its creation in 2003, Skysong Innovations has launched more than 120 startups, which support over 1,000 jobs and contribute hundreds of millions of dollars to Arizona’s economy.

General Summary:

This Compliance and IP Assistant position is a newly created full-time position within Skysong Innovations, LLC. Skysong Innovations is the exclusive provider of technology transfer and intellectual property (IP) management services to Arizona State University (ASU). The new Compliance and IP Assistant will join an accomplished technology transfer office in its mission to advance ASU innovations from the laboratory to the marketplace for the good of society. The Compliance and IP Assistant will work closely with, and support, Skysong Innovations’ IP paralegals on both the Physical Sciences and Life Sciences teams


What you'll do: 

  • Identifying and executing upon compliance activities, including those related to federal reporting, utilization reports, compliance notifications, confirmatory licenses, government support clauses in patent applications, and others
  • Monitoring team member activity lists and following up with team members to stay ahead of upcoming docket deadlines
  • Assisting in-house legal counsel with the coordination and preparation of inter-institutional agreements
  • Providing support, as needed, to IP paralegals and other IP team members on both the Physical Sciences and Life Sciences teams
  • Backing up other administrative team members on an as-needed basis
  • Other duties as assigned



What you'll need:

  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to learn databases quickly and effectively and use them on a daily basis (e.g., Inteum, Wellspring, etc.)
  • Ability to navigate and utilize the iEdison reporting platform effectively
  • Familiarity with federal compliance responsibilities under Bayh-Dole
  • Familiarity with the basic timeline and sequence of events associated with patent prosecution
  • Collaborative style, combined with the ability and desire to work in a team-based environment
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and responsibility regarding information related to ASU Enterprise Partners, its subsidiaries and University business and confidential prospect information
  • Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and by phone
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while being flexible
  • Team-oriented strategist able to manage complex situations effectively, involving numerous and sometimes competing constituencies
  • Ability to represent the institution well
  • An advocate’s belief in the vision of ASU as the New American University
  • Attention to detail and thoroughness in completing assigned duties
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects
  • Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving priorities and communication plans


Relevant Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess at least two (2) years of prior hands-on experience in a similar role to include education and/or training in compliance as well as a general understanding of intellectual property knowledge and processes. 

 Bachelor's degree a plus.

 Skysong Innovations, through ASU Enterprise Partners offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan and reduced tuition at ASU.

For more information on Skysong Innovations, visit our existing web site at


Skysong Innovations is an equal opportunity employer

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