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New face to shepherd national lab's innovations to the marketplace

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December 19, 2006 Share This!

RICHLAND, Wash. — William T. Farris has been named the commercialization manager for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s intellectual property related to security, electronics and information technology.

In this position, Farris will help researchers submit patent and intellectual property applications, and identify potential commercial partners for PNNL-developed science and technology. He’ll also serve as the point of contact for current partners, including those in homeland security and defense.

Farris isn’t a stranger to commercial industry. Since joining Battelle in 1985, he’s been involved in the development, management and commercialization of technology. Most recently, Farris was responsible for economic development, business and competitive intelligence, and alternative commercial relationships.

PNNL has 225 active technology licenses. To learn more about what technologies are available for licensing, visit PNNL Available Technologies.

Tags: Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Economic Development

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