Oregon State University

Mary Phillips

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Mary Foley Phillips, PhD
Associate Director, Intellectual Property Management & Licensing
(541) 737-4437 | Mary.Phillips@oregonstate.edu

Mary oversees the management of intellectual property and licensing of OSU inventions.  She currently serves on the board of the Corvallis Business Enterprise Center and continues to seek out opportunities that will channel good ideas through to great innovations and create thriving companies.

Mary is also a USPTO registered Patent Agent.Prior to joining OSU in 2006, she began her career in university technology transfer in 2001 at Oregon Health and Science University, where she learned the ropes of intellectual property and licensing. She holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of London’s Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine and gained postdoctoral experience in the areas of laser spectroscopy and molecular biology at the University of Oregon. It was Mary’s graduate work involving the development of a novel cancer drug for use in Photodynamic Therapy that sparked her passion for the importance of patents in the process of commercialization. 

Specializing in innovations by the Colleges of Science, Engineering, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences


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Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development
Research Office
Oregon State University
A312 Kerr Administration Bldg.
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone 541-737-8303
Fax 541-737-3093
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