Jessica Trostel

Jessica Trostel


Intellectual Property & Licensing Associate


Jessica joined CSU Ventures in 2018, where she serves as an Intellectual Property and Licensing Associate. She is responsible for licensing due diligence, provisional patent construction, commercialization assessment, and marketing support for innovative technologies developed at CSU. Prior to her role as an Intellectual Property and Licensing Associate, Jessica spent 5 years with Anschutz Medical Campus as a Senior Research Professional in scientific and clinical research.

She holds a double BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder, a BS in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado, and an MS in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Colorado Law School. She is currently a graduate student in the Biomedical Engineering Department at CSU.

Jessica is a recipient of the 2021 Howard Bremer Scholarship, presented by AUTM.  The Scholarship is an annual program that supports students and emerging professionals pursuing careers in technology transfer. Named to honor our esteemed colleague, a pioneering AUTM member and past President of the Association (1978–1979), the scholarship is awarded to those who—like Howard Bremer— wish to bring creativity and innovation to the academic technology transfer profession.

Learn more about Jessica in the Tech Transfer IP podcast, where she shares her background, how she ended up at Colorado State University, and the challenges with getting started in Tech Transfer with the host, Lisa Meuller, contributing member of the Tech Transfer IP Forum.  Jessica also gives some advice to anyone wanting to get into Tech Transfer, how important she believes networking with people in the industry can be, and shares a little about CSU Ventures and what we do.