Myron Adams (he/him) joined the KCV team in September 2023 as a Licensing & New Ventures Manager. We're excited to welcome Myron to the team!
Prior to joining KCV, Myron earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Louisville in Biology with a concentration in Genetics. Following graduation, Myron embarked on the path to becoming a registered patent agent by successfully passing the patent bar exam. His dedication to the field led him to an opportunity as a patent agent as he commenced his career at Caterpillar Inc. shortly thereafter. Myron’s knowledge in biology, combined with his experience in laboratory settings and patent preparation and prosecution, positions him at the forefront of safeguarding innovation in a field where scientific knowledge and intellectual property converge.
Can you tell us a little about yourself and why you wanted to be a part of Kentucky Commercialization Ventures?
I wanted to join Kentucky Commercialization Ventures because as a patent agent, I firmly believe that my knowledge and expertise on intellectual property can make a significant contribution. I am passionate about helping innovators protect their ideas and navigate the complex landscape of IP laws. Being a part of this team presents an exciting opportunity to collaborate with like-minded professionals and work together to build something impactful through innovation and commercial success.
How did you get interested in tech-transfer and commercialization?
I am drawn to tech-transfer and commercialization because it’s the bridge between groundbreaking research and real-world applications. It’s the vessel which transforms innovative ideas into products and services that have the potential to improve people’s lives.
What are you most excited about in your new position?
I am most excited about the positive social impact that our work will have. Innovations transferred have the potential to improve the quality of lives both directly and indirectly.
Why would you say it’s important for Kentucky higher education institutions to explore commercialization?
Commercialization can significantly contribute to the local and regional economy by fostering innovation, creating jobs, and attracting investors. The creation of an innovative ecosystem built around the universities can also attract startups, entrepreneurs, and external research funding from industry partners.
Can you share a little-known fact about yourself?
In my free time, I'm an avid chess player, finding enjoyment in the intricacies and strategies of the game.