Dr. Jacinta Thornton
Intellectual Property Consultant
Dr Jacinta Thornton has over 16 years’ experience in commercial licensing and IP management from time spent in academia in the US and EU (Georgetown University, University College Cork, NUI Galway). Before this, she worked in R&D in NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin and GlaxoSmithKline. She has worked with numerous R&D teams and start-up companies to establish, manage and build IP portfolios, develop IP strategy and license technologies. She has set up and managed IP from a number of substantial multiparty collaborations. Jacinta holds a first-class honours BSc in Biotechnology and a PhD in Microbiology, and has achieved Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP) and Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) accreditations.