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Deputy Director, Licensing and Entrepreneurship
Office of Technology Transfer
National Institutes of Health

Steven M. Ferguson currently serves as a Deputy Director and senior licensing professional for the NIH Office of Technology Transfer, the patent & licensing office for technologies arising from the NIH, FDA & CDC intramural research programs. This technology portfolio includes about 1300 active licenses, 400 of which report product sales in aggregate greater than $6B per year.

A former chemist at the National Cancer Institute, Mr. Ferguson holds Master's Degrees in Business Administration (George Washington University) and Chemistry (University of Cincinnati) as well as Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry (Case Western Reserve University).

A registered Patent Agent and a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP), Mr. Ferguson is faculty and Technology Transfer Department Chair at the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) Graduate School at NIH as well as an Executive-in-Residence at the Johns Hopkins University Cary School of Business.

Mr. Ferguson is a project or business reviewer for many state & national funding organizations such as the India-U.S. Science & Technology Fund, Maryland Industrial Partnerships, and the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund and is faculty for the Biotechnology Industry Organization “Bio Boot Camp”.

He has received the AUTM President’s Award, the NIH Director’s Award, the FAES Instruction Award, the Federal Laboratory Consortium STEM Award, two “Deal of Distinction” awards from the Licensing Executive Society and fourteen NIH Merit Awards in recognition of his service and activities in the area of technology transfer.

updated: 4/15/2014

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