About Us

Mission: To commercialize university intellectual property and catalyze collaboration between university, industry and government for societal benefit while generating income to support research and education.

Meet Our Team

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Andy E. Byrd, MBA, PhD

Director

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Andrew E. Byrd guides the strategic vision of the Office of Commercialization and Industry Collaboration. As Director he is involved in all aspects of the University's commercialization efforts, including working with faculty inventors, determining patent filing strategies and identifying best-fit collaboration opportunities with private industry. Andrew serves on the University's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee, is on the Board of Directors of BioAlabama and is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers.

 

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Reggie Taylor, JD

Associate Director

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Reggie Taylor, Associate Director, manages the University's intellectual property portfolio. As a registered patent agent, he is primarily responsible for managing the patenting process of University inventions and discoveries. Reggie actively participates in the assessment of the patentability of University technology. As an attorney, he coordinates with internal and external legal counsel to ensure technologies are appropriately protected.

 

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David J. Hinton, PhD

Marketing & Licensing Associate

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David J. Hinton is experienced in academic intellectual property commercialization. As Marketing and Licensing Associate, David works with inventors and entrepreneurs to develop University technology into marketable products. He actively establishes industry partnerships to license intellectual property. David serves on the University's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee and the USA Marketing and Communications Advisory Committee.  David is a member of the Licensing Executives Society and the Association of University Technology Managers.