Texas Tech University

New Licensing Expert Joins Commercialization Staff

Cameron Smith has joined the Office of Research Commercialization as a licensing associate. He is a licensed patent attorney and brings multiple years of intellectual property management and licensing skills to the office.

"The addition of a new licensing associate position gives us significantly greater capacity to work closely with faculty researchers to identify business partners and market our technologies to industry," said David McClure, managing director for licensing. "Cameron's unique background in life science research and IP law uniquely positions him to help identify patentable technologies and to seek out corporate partners who may want to commercialize it."

Cameron is a Red Raider, having received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas Tech in 2011. While at Texas Tech, he was active in campus activities and worked both as a researcher in the ecology lab of Ximena Bernal, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and as a student analyst in the lab of Patrick Reynolds, professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). Upon graduation from Texas Tech, Cameron attended St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio where he focused on intellectual property law and interned with Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Upon graduation from law school, Cameron moved to Austin where he worked in an intellectual property law firm.

Cameron is newly married to his wife Allie, who recently received her Ph.D. in Immunology and Infectious Diseases from TTUHSC.