J.P. Kim

Program Manager and NIH Extramural Data Sharing Policy Officer under the Office of Extramural Programs (OEP)

J.P. Kim joined the SBIR/STTR program team as a Program Manager and NIH Extramural Data Sharing Policy Officer under the Office of Extramural Programs (OEP).  J.P. brings over 30 years of intellectual property experience and NIH experience to serve as another resource for the NIH small business research community and NIH staff on matters associated with the SBIR/STTR program, as well as assisting in providing data management/sharing policy guidance and intellectual property policy guidance as specifically related to small businesses and the SBIR/STTR programs.

Prior to joining the SBIR/STTR team, J.P. served as Director & Policy Officer of the Division of Extramural Inventions & Technology Resources (DEITR) in the Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA) under the NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) and served as a Senior Technology Licensing Specialist & Patent Advisor in the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) under the NIH Office of Intramural Research (OIR).  Over the course of 20 years at NIH, his responsibilities included working with the extramural community and developing, implementing, and providing policy guidance, oversight, education/training, and day-to-day management on extramural invention reporting, iEdison, and data sharing/management under NIH extramural funding agreements (including under SBIR awards).  While under the intramural program, J.P. worked on the development and transfer of inventions arising from the NIH intramural research program, overseeing patent prosecution of inventions and worked to identify collaborations and other opportunities with small businesses and other organizations for out-licensing and further development of NIH technologies into commercial products to benefit the public health.  J.P.’s patenting and licensing efforts resulted in various products reaching the market that earned royalties of over $30 million annually.

J.P. is a registered U.S. Patent Attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) under the U.S. Department of Commerce, and is also registered to practice before the Maryland Courts, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), the U.S. Supreme Court, and a few other federal courts.  He has over 30 years of experience working with patents and other intellectual property matters for businesses, universities, and other organizations at law firms and with the government.  J.P. received his J.D., M.B.A. in International Business and International Marketing, M.Sc. in Biotechnology, M.P.P. in Health Policy with an additional certification in the Nonprofit Sector, M.A. in Liberal Studies with a focus on Social/Public Policy and a thesis on the bioethics of human cloning, B.Sc. in Zoology (Chemistry minor), and a B.A. in Psychology, as well as further graduate study in Genetics and Sustainability Leadership for a greener world.  He earned degrees from Georgetown University, George Washington University, American University, the University of Maryland, and Johns Hopkins University.


My Sessions

Commercialization Assistance Programs: I-Corps, Niche, and CAP

Coronado Room

You thought being selected for an award was difficult but getting to the market-place can be even more challenging. Biomedical research can take millions of dollars and 10+ years before a product reaches consumer hands. So how are you planning to get over this huge hurdle? NIH offers several assistance programs to help SBIR/STTR awardees […]


Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Miro Room

Inventions made under a federal research award can be a company’s most valuable asset if properly identified and managed. But while many may embark upon the road to commercialization, the successful journey needs a roadmap to avoid any roadblocks and potholes along the way. Effective and timely protection of intellectual property rights is of paramount […]