Before founding Focus IP Group, LLC, an intellectual property consulting company in 2011, Dr. Stevens was Director of the technology transfer office at Boston University for seventeen years. For ten years he taught a graduate-level, inter-disciplinary course on Technology Commercialization in Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and is a Guest Professor at Osaka University, where he continues to teach an intensive version of this course, G-TEC, each summer. He is a Principal Investigator at the National University of Singapore (Suzhou) Research Institute. Before joining Boston University, he was Director of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School. Prior to entering the technology transfer profession, Dr. Stevens worked in the biotechnology industry for nearly ten years and co-founded two companies. He is a Past President of AUTM and has lectured and published extensively on technology transfer, licensing and commercializing early stage technologies.
Dr. Stevens holds a BA in Natural Sciences, an MA and a D.Phil. in Physical Chemistry from Oxford University. He is a Certified Licensing Professional and a Registered Technology Transfer Professional.