- Program Director
- 110D Centeq Bldg.
- (979) 845-6337
Janie Hurley, Program Director at Texas A&M AgriLife Research Intellectual Property & Commercialization, oversees the development of commercialization and intellectual property protection strategies for technologies created by researchers affiliated with Texas A&M AgriLife. These technologies include those from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Research centers and institutes, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, and the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
Janie currently leads the team that manages Texas A&M AgriLife’s intellectual property portfolio, but her experience includes evaluating a wide array of technologies across the A&M System, negotiating license agreements with companies in a variety of industries, and mentoring other licensing professionals for over 22 years.
Janie has specific expertise in the area of plant variety licensing and protection, working closely with each plant breeding program within the A&M System. She has prepared and filed over 100 plant variety protection applications with the USDA.
In 2009, Janie was awarded the A&M System’s Outstanding Employee Service Award.
Janie received her MBA and B.S. in Biomedical Science both from Texas A&M University. Prior to her career in technology transfer, Janie was an assistant supervisor at Texas A&M’s Comparative Medicine Program where she managed various aspects of laboratory animal care and research.