Catherine Jelinek demonstrates its competence in licensing to renew your credential Certified Licensing Professional

Recently Catherine Jelinek, General Manager of CREATECH, It renewed for three years their credentials as Certified Licensing ProfessionalTM (CLP). Program that was initiated in 2008 on the initiative of Licensing Executives Society (LES) United States and Canada to recognize professionals who have demonstrated their experience and competence in intellectual property licensing, they are committed to the professional development and the achievement of skills and knowledge necessary to perform their duties at the highest level of quality.

The program and CLP ™ exam are administered by CLP, Inc., independent organization whose policy is constituted by representatives of the industry and various entities such as Stanford University and MIT Technology Licensing Office. It is based on internationally standards of practice, knowledge and ethics, to differentiate licensing professionals who have taken the necessary steps to obtain certification.

The following requirements must be met to be able to take the exam for CLP™ certification:

  1. Education: Bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited University.
  1. Experience: the candidate must be working in the area of licensing at the time of the presentation, either having worked in that area within the 12 previous months. In addition you must have at least three years of professional experience in licensing, that must have been accumulated in the last eight years.
  1. References: the applicant must submit three professional references attesting to education and professional experience in the area of licensing.

On the other hand to be able to renew your certification, the General Manager of CREATECH must demonstrate their continuing competition in the field of licensing. Through the obtaining of 40 hours of continuing education (CE), as a minimum, for three years, period lasting certification.

Between the hours of CE made by Catherine, for certification this time teaching activities, as for example a course to the OTL one University customer of CREATECH. In addition, the usual training performed by Catherine to new members of the company who is an intensive course on technology transfer issues, Intellectual property, Licensing, Market analysis, Business models, among others. This was complemented by seminars relevant to international patenting and licensing at international conferences of BIO and SCIP.

Currently, According to the "Certified Licensing Professionals", 2016 Registry of Certificants', There are around 800 certified professionals of 30 countries. These professionals, little more than half are from United States. The other half of the countries with the largest number of certified professionals are Canada with the 36%, Great Britain with the 13% and Germany with the 11%. In relation to Latin America alone there are 3 CLP in your records, one of Argentina, one from Chile and Mexico.

In relation to this latest Catherine points out that "it is disappointing that despite the proliferation of OTL at universities and related institutions both in Chile as Mexico in recent years, its members have not sought to validate and maintain their grades for charges relating to intellectual and industrial property through certifications as CLP licensing existing, "whereas this type of certification is very demanded between Technology Managers working in OTL in other continents".

The importance of having an advisor to technology transfer expertise recognized internationally in licensing and commercialization of intellectual property, It is not only a demonstration of the serious work and high level that takes place in this sense, but it also generates confidence in those who are engaged in this type of services. In this respect, that Catherine possess this certification from 2008, was key to rating it as an international expert to CORFO for the purposes of the registration of studies type Market & IP consulting.


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