Chester Bisbee, Ph.D., J.D., is the Associate Vice President for University Research Services and Administration and Director of Technology Transfer and Commercialization. He is responsible for building Georgia State University’s technology licensing and industry relations program by negotiating agreements, evaluating the technology and intellectual property portfolio; and implementing individualized plans to further develop technologies to obtain maximum value for research collaborations, licenses, and/or start-up companies for faculty and the university.
Immediately prior to joining Georgia State full time, Dr. Bisbee was a Technology Transfer and Commercialization Consultant for Georgia State University while also serving as an Industry Relations and Licensing Specialist for the Trudeau Institute.
Dr. Bisbee has held several executive-level appointments in university technology licensing including Director of Technology Licensing and Industrial Relations at SUNY Stony Brook, Director of Technology Management at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and also Senior Licensing Officer in the system-wide licensing office in the Office of the President at the University of California. In these positions, he has negotiated significant agreements with industry involving university-industry research consortiums, small molecule therapeutics, novel imaging techniques, and Nobel Prize winner RNA interference technologies.
Before working directly in university technology licensing, Dr. Bisbee was a licensing and patent attorney in a full-service law firm and a business development consultant at Arthur D. Little after being an industry scientist at Biogen Idec.
Dr. Bisbee received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Bowdoin College, a master’s in biochemistry and a doctorate in zoology and cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University School of Law, and he is a Certified Licensing Professional.