.Rochester Institute of Technology has appointed William Bond as director of its Intellectual Property Management Office. He officially assumed this role on June 2.
Bond becomes the primary administrator for RIT’s intellectual property portfolio, providing oversight of patents and technology licensing opportunities.
“RIT is rich in innovation as well as the means to prove concepts and reduce them to practice for useful applications,” says Bond. “I view this combination as being quite unique and look forward to helping move innovations to applications. Benefits should accrue to the university, external technology commercialization organizations and end users of products enabled by our innovation.”
Bond comes to RIT from San Diego-based Science Applications International Corp., a major supplier of systems integration and research services to the U.S. Government and telecommunications markets. As vice president of technology licensing, he led efforts to license and sell a broad base of technologies to existing and startup organizations. He has also served as the company’s director of business development and licensing.
Previously, Bond provided consulting services to companies such as SAIC, Xerox, Telcordia (formerly Bellcore), and LunchByte Systems related to technology commercialization, product development and market development. His career also included positions with Griffin Technology, Sybron/Taylor Instruments, Bausch & Lomb and Eastman Kodak.
“Bill comes to RIT with a wealth of experience in technology commercialization, licensing and marketing,” states Donald Boyd, RIT’s vice president for research. “His efforts will showcase the university’s existing and emerging innovations by connecting them to companies positioned to implement these technologies.”
Bond resides in Pittsford, N.Y.