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TIGR Appoints Michael Brown as IP Counsel and Tech Transfer Manager

NEW YORK, Feb 22 –The Institute for Genomic Research on Thursday named Michael Brown to the newly created position of i ntellectual property counsel and technology transfer manager.

Brown, a 1993 graduate of the University of Maryland Law School, has served as TIGR’s staff counsel since September 1998. Prior to joining TIGR, Brown worked as an administrator for the Institute of Health Policy, Outcomes and Human Values, at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He was also a manager of grants and contracts in the Office of Research and Development at the University of Maryland.  

TIGR established the office of technology transfer in 1998 to enable research resources and genomic data to be transformed to international, non-profit, and government labs, as well as other commercial licensees.

Currently, the institute has over 1,000 public sector licenses and 25 commercial licensees to its gene indices and software and 650 licensees, including 30 commercial ones, to its nonfinished genomic data.

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