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As long as I’m working in this field, I think it’s important to keep up my [CLP] certification.”

- Richard Chylla, PhD, CLP, RTTP
Michigan State University Technologies


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Lalit Ambastha, CLP

Conversation with a CLP: Lalit Ambastha, CLP

Mr. Lalit Ambastha is an intellectual property (IP) Attorney with more than 16 years of experience in the field of IP and Founder of Patentwire Consultants Pvt. Ltd. Lalit serves as speaker and faculty with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Size Enterprises and with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India, for IP Awareness Programs. Lalit is ranked as top 40 IP Professionals in India by IAM 1000. Mr. Ambastha earned the CLP credential in 2020.

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Rajnish Kaushik, PhD, MBA, CLP

Conversation with a CLP: Rajnish Kaushik, PhD, MBA, CLP

Rajnish Kaushik, PhD, MBA, CLP, is Director, Licensing & Strategic Alliances at Brandeis University. He is involved in the IP management and commercialization activities at the Brandeis Office of Technology Licensing (OTL), and he also supports the Brandeis entrepreneurial ecosystem by engaging with students and researchers and training them on various aspects of entrepreneurship. Mr. Kaushik earned the CLP credential in 2020.

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Adam Falconi, J.D., B.Sc. (Pharmacy), CLP

Conversation with a CLP: Adam Falconi, J.D., B.Sc. (Pharmacy), CLP

Adam Falconi, J.D., B.Sc. (Pharmacy) is an Associate Attorney in the Corporate Life Sciences Group of Torys LLP. Adam‘s practice focuses on strategic partnering and commercialization for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostic companies, and he frequently advises on complex licensing, venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property monetization. Mr. Falconi earned the CLP credential in 2020.

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Matteo Sabattini, Ph.D., MBA, CLP

Conversation with a CLP: Matteo Sabattini, Ph.D., MBA, CLP

Matteo Sabattini, Ph.D., MBA, CLP is Director, IP Policy at Ericsson Inc., where he is responsible for IP rights policy, advocacy, licensing and promotion at SDOs, industry fora, trade associations, governmental agencies, etc. Mr. Sabattini earned the CLP designation in July 2020.

Don Taylor, Ph.D., MBA, CLP
Don Taylor, Ph.D., MBA, CLP

Conversation with a CLP: Donald Taylor, Ph.D., MBA, CLP

Donald P. Taylor, PhD, MBA, CLP, is Assistant Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences Translation, and Executive Director of sciVelo at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) where he activates, funds, develops, and connects university-based life sciences technologies to their impact through translation. Dr. Taylor is a Director on the CLP Board of Governors and began his first term in January 2021.


Conversation with a CLP: Ben Dibling, Ph.D., CLP

Ben Dibling, Ph.D., CLP, is Deputy Managing Director for the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI) at the University of Pennsylvania. He leads a team responsible for working in partnership with Penn faculty, staff and students to advance scientific breakthroughs and technological advances resulting from Penn research activities towards new products, services and/or businesses that provide benefits back to Penn, its innovators and society. Dr. Dibling is Chair of the CLP Board of Governors.


CLP Announces New Additions to the Board

Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc. (CLP) announced new Governors and officers for the 2021 Board of Governors (Board). The Board is responsible for the administration of the CLP professional certification program, designed to establish credibility and provide greater visibility to the licensing profession.


Seventeen Professionals Earn CLP Credential During Fall Testing Window

Certified Licensing Professionals, Inc. (CLP) announced that 17 professionals who work in licensing, technology transfer and intellectual property management passed the Certified Licensing Professional exam and earned the credential during the 2020 fall testing window. Earning the CLP designation establishes credibility, demonstrates knowledge, and helps individuals practicing in the diverse field of licensing and technology transfer reach their personal and professional goals.


Conversation with a CLP: Hugh Spotswood, PhD, PGCert(IP), CLP

Hugh Spotswood supports certain franchises within Merck’s life science business (“MilliporeSigma” in North America) with the in- and out-licensing of tangible property and intellectual property rights. He works as part of project teams to negotiate and paper license agreements that enable the onboarding of new products, services and technologies or monetize IP and materials developed by Merck KGaA’s R&D teams. Hugh earned the CLP credential in July 2020.

Georg Buchtela

Conversation with a CLP: Georg Buchtela, PhD, MsC, CLP

Dr. Georg Buchtela heads his own boutique IP and licensing consultancy. He has supported Austrian universities for more than ten years to set up their current IP and license management schemes. His previous experience includes serving as a successful CEO of an Austrian-based research and consulting group. He has a passion for getting frontier technology to markets. Dr. Buchtela’s professional volunteer experience includes chairing multiple IP & licensing-related policy development groups of the ​

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