About Us

Mission: To commercialize university intellectual property and catalyze collaboration between university, industry and government for societal benefit while generating income to support research and education.

Meet Our Team

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Andy E. Byrd, MBA, PhD

Director

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Andrew E. Byrd guides the strategic vision of the Office of Commercialization and Industry Collaboration. As Director he is involved in all aspects of the University's commercialization efforts, including working with faculty inventors, determining patent filing strategies and identifying best-fit collaboration opportunities with private industry. Andrew serves on the University's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee, is on the Board of Directors of BioAlabama and is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers.  Andrew is a member of the University of South Alabama I-Corps teaching team.

 

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Reggie Taylor, JD

Associate Director

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Reggie Taylor, Associate Director, manages the University's intellectual property portfolio. As a registered patent agent, he is primarily responsible for managing the patenting process of University inventions and discoveries. Reggie actively participates in the assessment of the patentability of University technology. As an attorney, he coordinates with internal and external legal counsel to ensure technologies are appropriately protected.

 

Previous Interns

▼   Evan A. Orth
Evan A. Orth was our Intellectual Property Marketing Intern during the Summer semester of 2018.  Evan is currently finishing his last semester with an Interdisciplinary Studies and Business Marketing degree.  After graduation, his plan is to start a career in sales.
▼   Colin S. Al-Greene
Colin S. Al-Greene was our law student extern during the Spring semester of 2018.  Colin is a graduate of the University of South Alabama, where he completed a B.A. in Political Science, a Masters of Public Administration, and is currently All But Thesis for an M.A. in Communication. He is currently in law school the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.
▼   Derek W. Rowan
Derek W. Rowan was our Intellectual Property Marketing Intern during the Fall semester of 2017 and the Spring semester of 2018. He graduated with a major in Marketing with a concentration in Professional Sales from the University of South Alabama.
▼   Misty Macabuhay
Misty Macanuhay was our Marketing Intern during the Spring semester of 2017.  Misty is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Marketing with a concentration in International Business from the University of South Alabama.
▼   Mellisa Low
Mellisa Low was our Marketing Intern during the Fall semester of 2017. Mellisa is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Marketing with a concentration in International Business from the University of South Alabama.
▼   Nick Brito
Nick Brito was our Marketing Intern during the Spring semester of 2016.  Nick has a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from the University of South Alabama.
▼   John Daly
John Daly was our Technology Intern during the Spring semester of 2016. John has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and is pursuing a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Alabama.
▼   Hannah Hughes
Hannah Hughes was our Marketing Intern during the Fall semester of 2015 and the Spring semester of 2016.  Hannah has a bachelor's degree in Marketing with a concentration in Marketing Management from the University of South Alabama.
▼   Jayaprakash Nalluri
Jayaprakash Nalluri was our Technology Intern during the Fall semester of 2015.  Jayaprakash has a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and a master's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of South Alabama.