MSE Seminar: “UF Innovate Tech Licensing – Connecting Innovators, Investors and Industry”

Date(s) - 09/21/2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Lenny Terry, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Licensing Officer
UF Innovate



Dr. Lenny Terry earned his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Richmond in 1981 and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Emory University in 1986.  Dr. Terry has over 20 years of industrial chemical experience.  He has held multiple research positions with Milliken Specialty Chemical and Ciba Vision Corporation.  He worked as a Business Development Manager for Clariant Specialty Chemicals for ten years.  He is an inventor on 25 US patents related to the contact lens and personal care markets.

Dr. Terry joined the University of Florida’s Office of Technology Licensing in 2007 where he holds the position of Assistant Director.  His portfolio covers technologies that originate from chemistry, materials science, chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering and design construction and planning.  He has successfully negotiated over 350 licenses and has helped to start more than 40 companies.



This presentation is an overview of the Intellectual Property process at UF, the types of Intellectual Property and how to protect them and the critical elements for starting university technology startup companies.


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