James Laur

Cedars-Sinai appoints chief executive of Intellectual Property and Health Ventures at Cedars-Sinai
June 05, 2024
James Laur
James Laur, JD has been promoted to chief executive of Intellectual Property and Health Ventures at Cedars-Sinai. The move recognizes the significant expansion of Laur’s responsibility over the institution’s innovation activities that span the development of early-stage biotech and health-tech assets to the establishment of spinoff companies through engagement with developing companies and venture investment activities.

As a part of his new position, Laur will serve as chief executive officer of Cedars-Sinai Intellectual Property Company, a newly created entity that is responsible for the institution’s technology transfer and intellectual property-related activities. He also will continue his leadership role as managing director of Cedars-Sinai Health Ventures.

In addition, Laur is responsible for the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, in which company leaders from around the world receive funding, hands-on experience and Cedars-Sinai mentorship as they develop innovative healthcare products and solutions.

In his former role as vice president of Intellectual Property at Cedars-Sinai, Laur transformed the program into a nationally recognized enterprise that has been consistently ranked among the top 10 programs of its kind for the past decade. He joined Cedars-Sinai in 1991 as assistant legal counsel in the Legal Affairs Department.Stella Chen, CPA

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