Ben Dibling is Deputy Managing Director of the Penn Center for Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania, where he leads the licensing, corporate contracting, and corporate outreach groups. Ben’s team is responsible for working with Penn faculty, staff, and students to evaluate, protect and commercialize Penn inventions and discoveries, and to facilitate engagement with industry and start-up company formation. Prior to joining Penn in 2016, Ben was Senior Associate Director of Licensing in the Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Sponsored Research at UCLA. Ben started his career in technology transfer in 2004 as a marketing intern at UChicagoTech, the office of technology and intellectual property at the University of Chicago, and was the Program Manager in Oncology at the time he moved to UCLA in 2011.
Ben holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Medicine from the University of Leeds and a Bachelor of Medical Science from the University of Birmingham and is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Ben is a member of AUTM, LES and immediate past-chair of the Board of Governors for Certified Licensing Professionals (CLP).