BME Seminar: “Intellectual Property Assessment – How to protect your ideas”


3:00 pm-4:00 pm
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Communicore Room C1-11
1249 Center Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32610


Hera Lichtenbeld, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Licensing Officer, UF Innovate

This presentation addresses how UF supports its faculty, staff, post-docs, students and anyone else at UF who has an idea or creation, Intellectual Property, and is interested in getting this into the world for the benefit of people and society.

Hera joined UF Innovate | Tech Licensing in March 2019 as a licensing officer, mostly working in the medical and biomedical disciplines. She works closely with faculty to help protect and license their innovations.

Before joining UF Innovate, Hera worked for almost 20 years in industry, most recently in Program Management at ThermoFisher (former BrammerBio) and Lonza. She also worked at Dyax Corp (now Shire PLC ) and in various roles at start-up companies. She gained her previous experience as a licensing officer in The Netherlands at the University of Maastricht.

Hera received her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the University of Maastricht (Netherlands) and completed her postdoctoral training at St. Mary’s Hospital/Imperial College, London (UK), and MGH/Harvard Medical School where she also had a faculty instructor position.


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Dr. Ana Maria Porras