Louis P. Berneman
Louis P. Berneman has been a member of HCR’s SAB since 2009. HCR consults with Mr. Berneman on potential transactions with academic institutions, other non-profit institutions and inventors. Mr. Berneman is a past president of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), a global network of more than 3,500 universities and other nonprofit research institutions focused on licensing technology created through academic and nonprofit research. He is also a former vice president and trustee of the Licensing Executives Society (LES), a professional licensing and technology transfer society comprised of over 6,000 members. Mr. Berneman served on the strategic advisory board for the Paul Royalty Funds for nine years and was managing director of the Center for Technology Transfer at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Mr. Berneman heads Texelerate, LLC, a technology transfer consultancy focusing on assisting institutions, investors, entrepreneurs and companies with licensing transactions, royalty monetizations, and financing start-ups. He has been a founder, director and/or CEO of several start-ups including Biotherapeutics, InnoTech and TMune Therapeutics. He is also the founding partner of Osage University Partners, a fund that invests in start-ups commercializing university discoveries. Mr. Berneman holds a B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University, a teaching credential from University of California at Santa Barbara, and an M.A., M.T. and Ed. D. from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a Certified Licensing Professional and Registered Technology Transfer Professional. Mr. Berneman has testified as an expert in intellectual property litigation in federal and state courts.