ORPC Executive Director Marc Sedam Earns Certified Licensing Professional™ (CLP) Credential

ORPC Executive Director Marc Sedam Earns Certified Licensing Professional™ (CLP) Credential

Jul 29, 2011
Marc Sedam, Executive Director of the University of New Hampshire’s Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization (ORPC) and the New Hampshire Innovation Research Center (NHIRC), recently earned the Certified Licensing Professional™ (CLP) credential.  The CLP is a certification available to practitioners who have established a combination of high-level expertise in licensing intellectual property with high-impact transactions.

 

“The CLP designation is a very challenging hurdle to achieve,” said Sedam. “I felt it was important that UNH be able to show not just competence, but leadership in technology licensing.”

The credential distinguishes licensing professionals who have met education requirements and demonstrated their experience and proficiency in licensing and the commercialization of intellectual property, as evaluated by established leaders in the field. It is built on internationally accepted standards of practice, knowledge and ethics to differentiate licensing professionals who have taken the steps necessary to become certified. The credential was an initiative of the Licensing Executives Society, Inc., an organization with members in both the United States and Canada, and a leader in education and best practices in licensing. Approximately 800 professionals have earned the CLP designation.

UNH’s Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization is part of the UNH Research Office.  More information on the ORPC is available at www.unh.edu/research/orpc.

More information on the CLP certification program can be found at www.licensingcertification.org.

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