Who We Are




  • Daniel Broderick

    Manager, Office of Technology Transfer at JPL

    Daniel.F.Broderick@jpl.nasa.gov

    (818) 354-1314

    Daniel Broderick is the Manager of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, an operating division of the California Institute of Technology. He is responsible for the management and negotiation of intellectual property matters ranging from patent filing decisions, patent prosecution management, licensing negotiations, startup assistance, NASA compliance, and maintaining and monitoring license agreements. Dan also manages the Caltech Entrepreneurship Forum.

    Dan began his career at Motorola where he designed microprocessor systems, and later joined Rockwell Telecommunications to design telecommunications hardware. He transitioned into technology transfer at Northwestern University, and went on to assist with the start-up of the Technology Transfer Office at the University of California San Diego. He joined Wesley Jessen Vision Care as the Director of Business Development, where he managed a very large intellectual property portfolio and negotiated a wide range of medical device and ocular pharmaceutical business agreements. After Wesley Jessen was purchased by Novartis, Dan became the Director of Business Development at Apovia Inc., a biotechnology company in San Diego that developed recombinant vaccines. Dan has been patent agent since 1995.

    Dan received his Bachelor of Engineering degree at the University of Michigan, his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, and his MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Chicago.




  • Brian Morrison

    Software Release Authority/Software Evaluator

    Brian.A.Morrison@jpl.nasa.gov

    (818) 354-2458

    Brian Morrison is the Software Release Authority within the Technology Transfer Program Office at JPL and is the Laboratory Authority on software licensing and advises senior management on complex software licensing issues.

    Brian oversees the JPL Software Licensing and Transfer process for all research, government use, mobile and open source application and coordinates with the Caltech Office of Technology Transfer to support intellectual property management and commercial licensing. For the past 30 years Brian has designed and managed quality software systems for private industry, the Air Force, the U.S. Navy and NASA. He has an extensive background in software architecture, systems modeling, development, integration and delivery of large and medium-sized software projects. Brian is recognized as a technical leader in transforming NASA requirements into space-based mission architectures for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

    Brian received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and an MBA specializing Program Management and Techniques to Infuse and Disseminate Software Technology.




  • David Remba

    Technology Commercialization Administrator, Office of Technology Transfer at JPL

    David.Z.Remba@jpl.nasa.gov

    #3-8166

    David Remba is Technology Commercialization Administrator at the Office of Technology Transfer at JPL. David works with innovators at the Lab and with Caltech to facilitate commercialization activities such as new technology evaluations, commercialization assessments, technology marketing, and entrepreneurship.

    Before joining JPL, David worked with startup ventures in the LA area as an intellectual property and funding consultant, and he was a co-founder and executive of an internet startup that successfully exited by acquisition. David has also held several technical and management roles in computer animation (Disney), motion picture digital special effects post-production (Kodak/Cinesite), and space technology marketing communications (Northrop Grumman, formerly TRW).

    David has a BA in Chemistry from Pomona College, is a tennis player, and you might see him riding an odd looking electrified recumbent bicycle around the Lab or in the community.




  • Rani Kamarga

    Technology Commercialization Administrator

    Rani.N.Kamarga@jpl.nasa.gov

    (818) 393-7995

    Rani Kamarga has been a member of the Office of Technology Transfer at JPL office since December 2001. As a Technology Transfer Specialist, Rani plays an integral part in the identification and submission of award applications based on JPL-developed technologies; her efforts have resulted in JPL innovators receiving over $8MM since 2002. Rani also coordinates the NASA Tech Brief publication process at JPL. Rani is bilingual and has both a BA and MBA in finance from California State University-San Bernardino. In her spare time, she loves to cook, bake and play with her beautiful dogs.




  • Mary Ann Hall

    Program Administrator

    Maryann.C.Hall@jpl.nasa.gov

    (818) 354-2361

    Mary Ann was employed at Northrop when it merged with Grumman. She opted for the “Golden Handshake” offered by Northrop and took an early retirement in 1994. Within two years, realizing she was happier being employed, she secured a position at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in January of 1996, where her employment continues to date. She currently serves as the organization’s staff resource, providing support to the administration and management of the 8X-Commercial Program Office as well as the 7X NASA Space Technology Program Office of Technology Transfer. Prior to hiring on at JPL, she was an HR Asst. Specialist at Northrop Aircraft; Accounting Assistant at General Dynamics; Office Business Manager at Plaza de la Raza, a Cultural Education Center; and Customer Service Rep. at Southern California Gas Co. She received her BA Degree in Liberal Studies at Mount St. Mary’s College.




  • Jennifer Shockro

    Assistant Director for Technology Transfer

    jshockro@caltech.edu

    (626) 395-2322

    Jennifer Shockro joined the Caltech Office of Technology Transfer & Corporate Partnerships in 2012. As a Licensing Associate, her responsibilities include reviewing invention disclosures from Caltech and JPL researchers; making patent filing decisions and monitoring ongoing patent prosecution; monitoring and approving the office's legal expenses and operations; and negotiating options, licenses, and other agreements related to Caltech and JPL intellectual property, including all commercial licenses for JPL software. Prior to joining OTTCP she worked for ten years as an engineer with lasers/optical systems and computer design for several companies, including startups in computer-based visual effects and medical device technologies. She holds Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of Chicago and Harvey Mudd College and Masters and Doctorate degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of California.




  • Doug Gilbertson

    Contracts Management Office (CMO)

    Douglas.S.Gilbertson@jpl.nasa.gov

    (818) 393-3458

    Doug Gilbertson is the Institutional point of contact for Nondisclosure Agreements and Organizational Conflicts of Interest. He is also responsible for supporting the Human/Robotic Mission Systems Office, and is a lead contract for Non-NASA reimbursable agreements.

    He received his Bachelor of Science in Finance, Real Estate and Law from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where he also received a minor in Administration of Public and Private Contracts.

    Doug was recruited from Cal Poly by Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories where he worked as a Contract Administrator and Subcontract Administrator. From Battelle, Doug went to American Savings Bank, where he administered Data and Computing Contracts and Software License agreements to support Bank operations. Doug was also a Contract Administrator for the Rand Corporation where he administered proposals, contracts and grants for the Labor and Population Unit. Faculty with joint appointments at Rand and UCLA then recruited Doug to be Administrative Director for the California Population Research Center at UCLA. Doug joined JPL in the Contract Management Section in 2006.




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Daniel Broderick

Manager, Office of Technology Transfer at JPL

Daniel.F.Broderick@jpl.nasa.gov

#4-1314


Daniel Broderick is the Manager of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, an operating division of the California Institute of Technology. He is responsible for the management and negotiation of intellectual property matters ranging from patent filing decisions, patent prosecution management, licensing negotiations, startup assistance, NASA compliance, and maintaining and monitoring license agreements. Dan also manages the Caltech Entrepreneurship Forum.

Dan began his career at Motorola where he designed microprocessor systems, and later joined Rockwell Telecommunications to design telecommunications hardware. He transitioned into technology transfer at Northwestern University, and went on to assist with the start-up of the Technology Transfer Office at the University of California San Diego. He joined Wesley Jessen Vision Care as the Director of Business Development, where he managed a very large intellectual property portfolio and negotiated a wide range of medical device and ocular pharmaceutical business agreements. After Wesley Jessen was purchased by Novartis, Dan became the Director of Business Development at Apovia Inc., a biotechnology company in San Diego that developed recombinant vaccines. Dan has been patent agent since 1995.

Dan received his Bachelor of Engineering degree at the University of Michigan, his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, and his MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Chicago.





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Brian Morrison

Software Release Authority/Software Evaluator

Brian.A.Morrison@jpl.nasa.gov


Brian Morrison is the Software Release Authority within the Technology Transfer Program Office at JPL and is the Laboratory Authority on software licensing and advises senior management on complex software licensing issues.

Brian oversees the JPL Software Licensing and Transfer process for all research, government use, mobile and open source application and coordinates with the Caltech Office of Technology Transfer to support intellectual property management and commercial licensing. For the past 30 years Brian has designed and managed quality software systems for private industry, the Air Force, the U.S. Navy and NASA. He has an extensive background in software architecture, systems modeling, development, integration and delivery of large and medium-sized software projects. Brian is recognized as a technical leader in transforming NASA requirements into space-based mission architectures for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Brian received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and an MBA specializing Program Management and Techniques to Infuse and Disseminate Software Technology.




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David Remba

Technology Commercialization Administrator, Office of Technology Transfer at JPL

David.Z.Remba@jpl.nasa.gov

#3-8166


David Remba is Technology Commercialization Administrator at the Office of Technology Transfer at JPL. David works with innovators at the Lab and with Caltech to facilitate commercialization activities such as new technology evaluations, commercialization assessments, technology marketing, and entrepreneurship.

Before joining JPL, David worked with startup ventures in the LA area as an intellectual property and funding consultant, and he was a co-founder and executive of an internet startup that successfully exited by acquisition. David has also held several technical and management roles in computer animation (Disney), motion picture digital special effects post-production (Kodak/Cinesite), and space technology marketing communications (Northrop Grumman, formerly TRW).

David has a BA in Chemistry from Pomona College, is a tennis player, and you might see him riding an odd looking electrified recumbent bicycle around the Lab or in the community.






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Rani Kamarga

Tech Brief Administrator/Software Release Assistant

Rani.N.Kamarga@jpl.nasa.gov

#3-7995


Rani Kamarga has been a member of the Office of Technology Transfer at JPL office since December 2001. As a Technology Transfer Specialist, Rani plays an integral part in the identification and submission of award applications based on JPL-developed technologies; her efforts have resulted in JPL innovators receiving over $8MM since 2002. Rani also coordinates the NASA Tech Brief publication process at JPL. Rani is bilingual and has both a BA and MBA in finance from California State University-San Bernardino. In her spare time, she loves to cook, bake and play with her beautiful dogs.








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Mary Ann Hall

Program Administrator

Maryann.C.Hall@jpl.nasa.gov

#4-2361


Mary Ann was employed at Northrop when it merged with Grumman. She opted for the “Golden Handshake” offered by Northrop and took an early retirement in 1994. Within two years, realizing she was happier being employed, she secured a position at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in January of 1996, where her employment continues to date. She currently serves as the organization’s staff resource, providing support to the administration and management of the 8X-Commercial Program Office as well as the 7X NASA Space Technology Program Office of Technology Transfer. Prior to hiring on at JPL, she was an HR Asst. Specialist at Northrop Aircraft; Accounting Assistant at General Dynamics; Office Business Manager at Plaza de la Raza, a Cultural Education Center; and Customer Service Rep. at Southern California Gas Co. She received her BA Degree in Liberal Studies at Mount St. Mary’s College.





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Jennifer Shockro

Commercial Software Licensing

jshockro@caltech.edu

(626) 395-2322


Jennifer Shockro joined the Caltech Office of Technology Transfer & Corporate Partnerships in 2012. As a Licensing Associate, her responsibilities include reviewing invention disclosures from Caltech and JPL researchers; making patent filing decisions and monitoring ongoing patent prosecution; monitoring and approving the office's legal expenses and operations; and negotiating options, licenses, and other agreements related to Caltech and JPL intellectual property, including all commercial licenses for JPL software. Prior to joining OTTCP she worked for ten years as an engineer with lasers/optical systems and computer design for several companies, including startups in computer-based visual effects and medical device technologies. She holds Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of Chicago and Harvey Mudd College and Masters and Doctorate degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of California.





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Doug Gilbertson

Contracts Management Office (CMO)

Douglas.S.Gilbertson@jpl.nasa.gov

#3-3458


Doug Gilbertson is the Institutional point of contact for Nondisclosure Agreements and Organizational Conflicts of Interest. He is also responsible for supporting the Human/Robotic Mission Systems Office, and is a lead contract for Non-NASA reimbursable agreements.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Finance, Real Estate and Law from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where he also received a minor in Administration of Public and Private Contracts.

Doug was recruited from Cal Poly by Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories where he worked as a Contract Administrator and Subcontract Administrator. From Battelle, Doug went to American Savings Bank, where he administered Data and Computing Contracts and Software License agreements to support Bank operations. Doug was also a Contract Administrator for the Rand Corporation where he administered proposals, contracts and grants for the Labor and Population Unit. Faculty with joint appointments at Rand and UCLA then recruited Doug to be Administrative Director for the California Population Research Center at UCLA. Doug joined JPL in the Contract Management Section in 2006.

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