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Martin Hindel (Fed)

Martin Hindel is a Partnerships Officer in the Technology Partnerships Office (TPO) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He works with NIST’s operating units and external organizations to draft and negotiate cooperative research and development agreements and other technology transfer agreements.  Martin works with NIST’s operating teams managing their patent portfolios and obtaining patent protection on NIST inventions. He negotiates licenses for NIST technologies with applicants from industry and academia.

Before joining TPO, Martin served for five years as attorney-advisor with the Department of Research Programs at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He advised hospital leaders on technology transfer, patenting, and licensing matters.  Before that, Martin served a 25-year career in the U.S. Air Force as a military JAG officer (attorney), serving in various legal assignments and retiring with the rank of Colonel.

Though he serves at NIST in a non-legal capacity, Martin is a licensed patent attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. In addition to his law degree, which he earned from the Ohio State University, Martin holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Ohio State University.

In his spare time, Martin is an avid beekeeper and performing musician.

Created July 20, 2021, Updated April 26, 2023