Director of Technology Licensing and New Ventures
Michael Arciero, J.D. is the Director of Technology Licensing and New Ventures at the USC Stevens Center for Innovation with over 15 years of experience in academic, foundation, and industry technology transfer. Most recently, Arciero was Interim Director of the University of California, Riverside (UCR) Office of Technology Commercialization where he worked closely with faculty, staff, and students to help identify and commercialize their research. Arciero led the UCR negotiation efforts with a large company which resulted in a significant increase in research funding and the closing of a new license agreement for the commercialization of key technology in the University’s intellectual property portfolio. Prior to UCR, Arciero was counsel for the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, and served as a licensing attorney at Diversa Corporation (now BASF), where he focused on licensing the company’s industrial enzymes portfolio and supported the business development groups in monetizing access to their proprietary environmental sequence libraries.
Arciero started his career in biotechnology as a researcher at LXN Corporation (now Johnson & Johnson) where he worked on the development of the first portable diagnostic device for diabetes management that allowed patients to measure both blood glucose and glycated protein (fructosamine).
Arciero earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California, San Diego and a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. He is an active member of the Association of University Technology Managers, Licensing Executives Society, Biotechnology Industry Organization and Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals.