Steven Marquis is the Acting Deputy Director and Senior Partnerships Officer in the Technology Partnerships Office (TPO) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He works with NIST’s operating units and external organizations to draft and negotiate cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs), determine patent filing strategies, patent license negotiation and other technology transfer agreements.
Prior to joining TPO, Steven was a Senior Partnership Manager at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) where he negotiated CRADAs, licenses and other technology agreements, and served as the NRL Human Research Protection Officer. Steven was a Senior Technology Transfer Manager at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) where he negotiated CRADAs and other technology transfer agreements, managed patent prosecution and supervised technology transfer managers. Steven was a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where he examined patent applications in the areas of batteries, fuel cells and electrochemistry.