Office of Commercialization and Economic Development

Jennifer Dean

Patent Manager, Innovation Support, UNC Office of Commercialization and Economic Development

Jennifer Dean is the patent manager of innovation support in the UNC Office of Commercialization and Economic Development. She joined the office in 2001. In her current role, Jennifer manages patent portfolios and our prepayment system for patent costs, develops strategic patent monitoring reports for the licensing staff, and engages with the license staff to monitor changes in status.

She trains support staff for the entry of data, monitors records for accuracy and provides feedback for data entry errors. She also maintains and revises standard operating procedures and is a notary public. Jennifer has many years of experience managing patent information and maintaining critical filing and office action response deadlines in our database.