James Laur is Vice President, Intellectual Property and heads up the Technology Ventures Office at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center reporting to the institution’s chief financial officer. Mr. Laur’s primary responsibilities are focused on innovation, technology transfer, and international business activities. He drives new business development and investment opportunities involving innovation and technology-related activities at Cedars-Sinai and its global partners. Mr. Laur serves as co-executive sponsor of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Program, co-managing partner for Cedars-Sinai Health Ventures, and represents Cedars-Sinai on the board of directors of some of its spinoff companies and other investments. Mr. Laur holds dual bachelor’s degrees, with honors, from UCLA in political science and philosophy. He earned his doctorate of law degree, cum laude, from the Boston College Law School.