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Kyle Jensen

Kyle Jensen

Associate Dean & Shanna and Eric Bass '05 Director of Entrepreneurial Programs; Senior Lecturer

Kyle Jensen is an entrepreneur, developer, and scientist. Before joining Yale SOM, he co-founded Agrivida, a venture-backed biotechnology company; PriorSmart, a patent analytics provider (acquired by RPX); and Rho AI, a software development company focused on data science. Kyle also worked previously at the non-profit PIPRA, helping universities in developing economies establish technology licensing offices and helping scientists commercialize their research. In addition to teaching, Kyle works with many Yale start-ups outside the classroom. His research interests include entrepreneurship, intellectual property, and innovation.


  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
  • BS, University of Illinois, 2000

Selected Works


Entrepreneurs and the Truth
K. Jensen, T. Byers, L. Dunham, and J. Fjeld
Harvard Business Review, Issue July–August 2021

Gender differences in obtaining and maintaining patent rights
K. Jensen, B. Kovács & O. Sorenson
Nature Biotechnology
Volume 36, Issue 4, pp 307-309


Governing knowledge in the scientific community: Exploring the role of retractions in biomedicine
JL Furman, K Jensen, F Murray
Research Policy
Volume 41, Issue 2, pp 276-290

A linguistic model for the rational design of antimicrobial peptides
C Loose, K Jensen, I Rigoutsos, G Stephanopoulos
Volume 443, Issue 7113, pp 867-869


Intellectual property landscape of the human genome
K Jensen, F Murray
Volume 310, Issue 5746, pp 239-240