Marianne Lynch has nearly 20 years of experience in the technology transfer and intellectual property fields. She is a patent attorney with the Department of Energy (DOE), General Counsel Office of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property. Her primary responsibilities include licensing, tracking inventions and related data, assisting other DOE offices with IP policy and other related issues.
She previously worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the Department of Commerce as a General Attorney, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research in Frederick, Maryland, as a patent attorney and the technology transfer office manager, and at NIH as a technology transfer specialist. In these positions, she developed and conducted training for managers and staff on technology transfer, invention reporting, patenting, technology commercialization, copyrights, data protection, conflict of interest, and ethics. She managed contracts and ensured proper clauses were included and procedures followed for Government contracts and subcontracts, including reporting inventions, sole source justifications, and defined deliverables.
Prior to these positions, she worked in various laboratories, including environmental, biology, low-level radiation, and oil refinery laboratories.
She served on the FLC Executive Board for several years until October 2020. She still participates on FLC committees, including the Awards Subcommittee. She has a BS in biology, minor in chemistry, law degree, and is a registered patent attorney.