Chair-Elect / Secretary
University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for Innovation
Benjamin Dibling is the Executive Director of Licensing in the Penn Center for Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania, where he leads the licensing and corporate contracting groups. Ben’s team of approximately twenty professional staff are responsible for working with Penn faculty, staff and students to evaluate, protect and commercialize Penn inventions and discoveries, and to facilitate engagement with industry and start-up company formation. Prior to joining Penn in 2016, Ben was Senior Associate Director of Licensing in the Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Sponsored Research at UCLA, where he focused on supporting the commercialization of a wide range of inventions with a focus in life sciences and medicine. Ben started his career in technology transfer in 2004 as a marketing intern at UChicagoTech, the office of technology and intellectual property at the University of Chicago. Ben managed a varied portfolio during his time at UChicagoTech, and was the Program Manager in Oncology at the time he moved to UCLA in 2011.
Ben holds a PhD in Clinical Medicine from the University of Leeds and a BMedSc in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Birmingham. He is licensed to practice before the United States Patents and Trademarks Office.