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Nanci McInnes

IP Compliance Specialist

Office of Research Commercialization


Nanci McInnes provides support to the Assistant Director of Operations and Strategy. Within her role, Nanci manages the full spectrum of federal reporting under the 1980 Bayh-Dole Act. This includes tracking, confirming and reporting all federally funded inventions and resulting patents, as well as managing deadlines for election of title and filing of initial patent applications. In addition, she also assists with a variety of data management projects, including creating Standard Operating Procedures for the office.

Nanci has a BS in Paralegal Studies from Kaplan University and graduated from Lubbock Christian University with a MS in Human Services. She has a background of almost 20 years in private industry paralegal work, where she focused primarily in the areas of workers’ compensation and civil litigation.

In addition to her work at NC State, Nanci also works evenings as an educational Spanish Interpreter for Wake County Public Schools. She also enjoys working as a freelance educational and social justice Spanish Interpreter and translator throughout Wake County. Outside of work, Nanci enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time outdoors with family and friends.