Richard Cox, director of technology transfer and economic development at the University of Hawaii, has been appointed director of technology transfer at the University of Notre Dame, effective Nov. 3.
We are very pleased to have Dick on board,Robert Bernhard, vice president for research, said.His track record of growing tech transfer programs of the size of the Notre Dame program, his work on economic development with the state of Hawaii, and his demonstrated experience with intellectual property protection and licensing will be a great asset for us.
Coxs responsibilities will be to lead the Universitys Office of Technology Transfer, which identifies, protects, and licenses the Universitys intellectual property.The office has three additional licensing staff members.
Cox also will work closely with Innovation Park at Notre Dame officials to help place the Universitys intellectual property in new business ventures in South Bend and Michiana.
Cox has more than 18 years of experience in university-related intellectual property administration. He also spent eight years in private industry manufacturing and consulting before moving into the field of technology licensing.
Cox joined Hawaiis Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development in 2001 and was responsible for all intellectual property matters pertaining to, or resulting from, the universitys research programs.
Prior to joining the University of Hawaii, he served as the director of the Intellectual Property Management Office at the University of South Carolina, director of marketing for the National Technology Transfer Center, and vice president for marketing at the University of Tennessee Research Corporation.
Cox earned a bachelors degree in industrial management and a master of business administration degree with dual concentrations in finance and new venture analysis from the University of Tennessee.
He and his wife, Donna, are the parents of six children.