August 8, 2008

Sandia licensing executives earn Certified Licensing Professional credential

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Nine people from Sandia National Laboratories have earned the Certified Licensing Professional™ (CLP) credential, which recognizes intellectual property professionals who have demonstrated dedication to higher standards of practice within the licensing industry. The nine include six from Sandia/New Mexico and three from Sandia/California.

The New Mexico recipients are Brent Burdick, Nathan Golden, Kevin Murphy, Bruce Winchell and Paul Smith of Sandia and Glenn Baird of Sandia Staffing Alliance, LLC, a contractor to Sandia. They practice out of Albuquerque and are the only licensing/legal professionals in New Mexico earning the CLP credential in its inaugural year.

Also receiving the honor are Kurt Olsen, Craig Smith and Laura Santos in California.

The CLP designation distinguishes licensing professionals who have demonstrated their experience and proficiency in licensing and the commercialization of intellectual property. The CLP credential was an initiative of the Licensing Executives Society, Inc., an organization with members in both the United States and Canada. It is considered to be the leader in the licensing field and is steadfastly dedicated to the professional development of its constituents, says Craig Tyner, manager of Sandia’s Licensing and Intellectual Property Management Department.

More information on the CLP certification program can be found at or by calling (703)836-3106.

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. With main facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and Livermore, Calif., Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.

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