The Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) is Cornell University's technology transfer office. We manage technology for Cornell's Ithaca campus, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech, and Cornell AgriTech in Geneva.

Eugene Masters

Eugene Masters

Intellectual Property Officer, Life Sciences

Phone: (607) 254-4514

Eugene (Gene) Masters is the Intellectual Property Officer for Life Sciences. He joined CTL in December 2019 as part of the IP group to manage intellectual property matters for life science technologies. He reviews submitted disclosures and manages domestic and foreign patent filings and prosecution, including utility and plant patent filings.


Prior to joining CTL, Gene trained as a biochemist specializing in protein X-ray crystallography. His doctoral work focused on structural studies of the proteasome in complex with activator complex. His postdoctoral training centered on therapeutic targets in M. tuberculosis.


Gene is a registered patent attorney and has experience in private practice and in corporate practice. Gene’s expertise includes molecular diagnostics, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, nutraceuticals, water treatment, mechanical devices, trademarks, and design patents.



  • J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Utah
  • B.S., Chemistry, Arizona State University