Ray Wheatley, M, CLP(E)


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Ray Wheatley is former Director for Technology Commercialization in the Office for Technology Development at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, retiring in 2015 with 31 years service. Mr. Wheatley and his staff evaluated over 2,500 new invention disclosures which led to more than 650 issued US patents and hundreds of foreign patents. These efforts resulted in more than 900 negotiated option agreements, license agreements and intellectual property management agreements generating more than $178 million in license revenues. In addition, over 30 start-up companies were created. He has worked with US and foreign companies, including major pharmaceutical companies, venture capital firms and leading medical device manufacturers.  Since retirement, he continued his involvement at UT Southwestern for over a year by managing UTSW’s 12-week internship program in technology development, which he developed before retirement.  The program provided UT Southwestern’s graduate and postdoctoral students with an initial exposure to technology development and commercialization.  He has been an invited speaker at many national and international meetings and has spoken on a variety of topics, most notably on negotiation skills and advanced licensing topics. Mr. Wheatley has a BS degree in biochemistry from the University of Illinois and an MS degree in healthcare administration from Texas Women’s University.  He is also a Certified Licensing Professional.  He is a member of LES and an emeritus member of AUTM, who has awarded him with the President’s Award and the Volunteer Service Award.

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