Assistant Extramural Inventions Policy Officer
Scott Cooper is an Assistant Extramural Inventions Policy Officer in the Division of Extramural Inventions and Technology Resources (DEITR) in the NIH’s Office of Extramural Research. DEITR works under the auspices of OPERA to develop, implement, and monitor extramural intellectual property policies and invention reporting under the Bayh-Dole Act. The Division also promotes the proper utilization of NIH-funded patents and inventions in extramural programs, and facilitates the distribution and sharing of research resources. He has more than 17 years of federal service in the areas of Grants Management & Policy and Aviation Security Policy with the Division of Grants Policy, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration in the NIH’s Office of Extramural Research; the HHS’ Office of Grants Policy Oversight and Evaluation; the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS); the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) at the U.S. Department of Justice, andr the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at DHS. Prior to joining Federal service, he served as a staff attorney for a small non-profit organization that served the Criminal Justice community. Mr. Cooper earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany, and his Juris Doctor degree from the Albany Law School of Union University.