Bryce PilzTitle: Director of Licensing
Assistant: Debbie Watkins
Assistant Phone: 734.764.4290
As the Director of Licensing for U-M Tech Transfer, Bryce supports the Licensing Staff in working with faculty from around campus to commercialize inventions created at U-M. Bryce works closely with partners from other entrepreneurship-related programs around campus to support technology venture creation and entrepreneurship at U-M.
Prior to assuming a leadership role at U-M Tech Transfer, Bryce was faculty at U-M Law School where he co-founded the Entrepreneurship Clinic and taught courses related to IP Strategy and Venture Capital. Bryce previously practiced law at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in the firm’s intellectual property practice and clerked for the Hon. Amy J. St. Eve in the Northern District of Illinois. He has also served as Associate General Counsel at the University of Michigan, where he worked with the Office of Technology Transfer on startups and licensing. Bryce has served as a National Science Foundation I-Corps mentor and a Techstars Mentor.
Bryce is co-chair of the University of Michigan Mobility Transformation Center’s Legal & Insurance Working Group and recently authored a major publication on autonomous and connected vehicles.
Bryce received his JD from Michigan Law in 2000 and his BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan College of Engineering in 1997.