The staff of the Technology Transfer Office works
in close coordination with MITRE's Chief Engineers,
Corporate Legal Office, Contracts Office, and Corporate
Ms. Debi Davis
Licensing Associate, Technology Transfer Office
Principal Office: McLean, VA
Debi Davis is a licensing associate in The MITRE Corporation's Technology Transfer Office (TTO). In this role, she assists with managing MITRE's diverse intellectual property portfolio and licensing activities. Before joining MITRE's TTO in 2005, she held a variety of positions supporting MITRE's corporate finance group, including serving as an analyst and communications specialist.
Prior to joining MITRE, Ms. Davis was involved with new business development efforts in the environmental industry. She worked on a variety of marketing and communications efforts, including national marketing for The IT Group, Inc., a subsidiary of The Shaw Group, Inc., an engineering, construction, technology, fabrication, environmental, and industrial services organization.
Ms. Davis is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers, the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, and the Business Alliance for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Southern Methodist University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Maryland.
Ms. Karen Advincula
Senior Communications Specialist, Technology Transfer Office
Principal Office: McLean, VA
Karen Advincula is a senior communications specialist in The MITRE Corporation's Technology Transfer Office (TTO). In this role, she coordinates efforts to license MITRE's technologies and facilitates collaboration among researchers, commercial companies, academic institutions, and federal laboratories that are interested in further developing MITRE's innovations. She also performs market analysis, including conducting market assessments on promising MITRE-developed technologies, performing market research, and gathering data and company information for potential licensing opportunities. In addition, she develops marketing materials, plans events, participates in trade shows and a variety of community events, and maintains the TTO's internal and external websites.
Prior to joining MITRE in 2003, Ms. Advincula was a marketing communications specialist at Trans-Tech, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced technical and ceramic materials for the wireless and broadband industry. She was responsible for managing the marketing budget, producing product catalogs, managing and participating in trade shows, developing advertising materials, providing content for the company's external website, planning events, and many other marketing initiatives.
Ms. Advincula is a member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and MITRE's Networking for Professional Women organization. Karen holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Shepherd University and a master's degree in business administration from Frostburg State University.