D. Glass Associates, Inc.

Licensing, Technology Transfer and Patent Management


D. Glass Associates, Inc. (DGA) offers expert assistance to biotechnology and medical device companies and to academic institutions in the management of many aspects of the patent and licensing process.

Small to midsize companies (including "virtual" companies) can often benefit by outsourcing many functions relating to academic relations, licensing and patent management. DGA has extensive experience dealing with the major universities and academic medical centers in the Boston area, as well as elsewhere in the U.S. DGA can provide help companies with patent management and academic relations more cost-effectively than delegating these tasks to outside patent counsel. For more details on how DGA can help your company, please click here.

D. Glass Associates can assist academic institutions (universities, medical centers and research institutions) that are not large enough to maintain full-time tech transfer staff, by handling many tech transfer functions on a part-time basis. We can also help licensing offices that are temporarily shorthanded due to staff turnover, maternity/paternity leave, etc. in assessing, marketing and licensing inventions and in negotiating a variety of tech transfer agreements.
For more details on how DGA can assist academic institutions, please click here.

DGA can also assist non-profit disease research foundations carry out venture philanthropy or other programs fostering translational research or academic-industry collaborations.  Making use of David Glass’s extensive experience with academic-industry relations and strategic patent management, there are several ways DGA can serve as resource for foundations to outsource portions of such programs. For more details on how DGA can assist disease research foundations, please click here.



David J. Glass, Ph.D. has over 30 years experience with biotechnology intellectual property protection, including twenty years experience managing patent and licensing activities and negotiating license, option, and sponsored research agreements at Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals, with recent experience within the University of Massachusetts system and as Interim Licensing Manager at Partners Healthcare Innovation. As a consultant, Dr. Glass has assisted several biotechnology and nanotechnology companies on several aspects of licensing and patent management. Dr. Glass was awarded the Certified Licensing Professional (CLP)TM certification in July 2008 and the Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP) certification in November 2013. More information on his background and patent and licensing expertise can be found here



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This site last updated December 20, 2016


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