Cameron P. Smith, MEng, JD, CLP
Cameron manages the overall operation of the office. He also oversees the IP portfolio, actively managing the filing and prosecution of patent applications through outside counsel.
Cameron Smith is the Assistant Vice President for Research Commercialization overseeing
the Office of Research Commercialization, which serves Texas Tech University, Angelo
State University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Centers, and the TTUHSC Paul
L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso.
Cameron oversees the intellectual property portfolio, actively managing the filing and prosecution of patent applications through outside counsel. He also approves and executes new license agreements as well as manages both the IP and office budgets. He is a licensed Patent Attorney with experience in intellectual property asset protection and management and is a Certified Licensing Professional with technology transfer and licensing expertise.
Cameron works to guide System inventors to both patentable and marketable aspects of their research in both the life sciences and engineering. With experience in private practice as well as in-house, he is a valuable resource for faculty and students with questions about the patenting and commercialization process. The focus of Cameron's work revolves around bridging the gap between industry and academia by first identifying and protecting intellectual assets within the System, and then negotiating and executing commercialization agreements to bring the invention to market, ultimately generating revenue back the inventor and the institution.
Cameron frequently guest lectures to classes across the TTU System. He has also developed and teaches a Patents, Innovation, and Science Policy semester-long course within the Texas Tech Honors College, as well as serves in an adjunct role to the Masters in Biotechnology program at the TTU Health Sciences Center, teaching the cohort on Patent Law and Entrepreneurship.