• 7:00 a.m.

    • Course Breakfast: Marketing and Technology Valuation

      7 - 8 a.m.

    • AUTM Registration

      7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

  • 8:00 a.m.

    • AUTM Marketing Course

      (additional fee, seating limited)

      8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

      Although marketing takes many forms from one licensing office to the next, it is always an essential ...Read more
      Although marketing takes many forms from one licensing office to the next, it is always an essential element of every successful technology licensing operation. Some offices are fortunate enough to have trained marketing professionals dedicated to this function. Most do not. Regardless of resources, the goal for this course is to present an overview of marketing concepts and ideas so you can gain a better understanding of how these concepts can be successfully implemented in your office to enhance your overall effectiveness.

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    • AUTM Technology Valuation Course

      (additional fee, seating limited)

      8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

      The AUTM Technology Valuation Course teaches the fundamentals of technology valuation as specifically ...Read more
      The AUTM Technology Valuation Course teaches the fundamentals of technology valuation as specifically applied to academic licensing. The first half of the course examines basic concepts such as the components of value, risk, diligence terms, milestones, the variety of ways to capture value, and negotiating value with the other party. Basic valuation methodologies are discussed, including cost, industry standards (comparables), value allocation, decision trees, and the various uses of Discounted Cash Flow, Net Present Value and Equity. The first half concludes with a review of payment structures within a license. The second half of the course consists of case studies derived from real world examples. The class will be divided into groups which will develop and present license term proposals for various technologies. If you have responsibility for negotiating licenses, the AUTM Valuation Course is for you. Prerequisites: you should have a basic familiarity with the structure of diligence and royalty terms used in an academic license, be familiar with IP-related Web searching, Excel spreadsheets and the basics of Discounted Cash Flow and Net Present Value. This course is fast-paced and encourages active attendee participation.

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    • Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) Exam Review Course

      8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

      Register Today   (additional fees required).

      Course Overview — This one-day review course and CLP Knowledge Community access help professionals prepare for the CLP exam. Taught by experienced CLP-certified LES members, the emphasis of the course is on the eight CLP domains, the practice exam questions and the participants' results. The one-day review also includes access to our new Virtual Knowledge Community, providing another opportunity for participants to review the domains and to ask questions of the LES experts. Of those who have taken this review course and the exam, 80% passed. Earning the CLP credentials establishes credibility among your colleagues, shows that you understand and utilize the latest industry practices, recognizes your experience and qualifications, and demonstrates your commitment to professional development.

      Who Should Attend 
      — This course is designed for professionals involved in patenting, marketing, valuation, IP law, negotiation, and intellectual asset management. It is strongly recommended that course attendees take IP & Licensing Basics: A One-Day Review and Masters Class: Principles and Practices course and register for the CLP exam prior to taking this course. The Eligibility Requirements for the CLP Exam can be found online in the Certified Licensing Professional Candidate Handbook and Study Guidelines, http://www.castleworldwide.com/clp/documents/clp_handbook.pdf

      Why You Should Attend 
      — Learning the CLP credentials establishes credibility among your colleagues, shows you understand and utilize the latest industry practices, recognizes your experience and qualifications, and demonstrates your commitment to professional development. Take the next step in your career and earn the CLP credential!

      Available Credits 
      — The CLP Prep Course is eligible for 7.0 CLE credits and 9.0 CPE credits.

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  • 12:00 p.m.

    • Course Lunch:  Marketing and Technology Valuation

      Noon - 1 p.m.

  • 1:00 p.m.

    • AUTM Connect Partnering Place

      1 – 7 p.m.

      Attendees connecting through AUTM’s online partnering tool, AUTM Connect, may request a meeting ...Read more
      Attendees connecting through AUTM’s online partnering tool, AUTM Connect, may request a meeting space in the AUTM Connect Partnering Place. The Partnering Place is perfect for holding relaxed meetings or negotiations. Appointments can be made through AUTM Connect during the meeting. Visit the AUTM Connect help desk.

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  • 4:00 p.m.

    • AUTM Career Development Forum

      4 – 5 p.m.

      This highly interactive session, presented by some of the most experienced professionals in the field ...Read more
      This highly interactive session, presented by some of the most experienced professionals in the field, will examine the typical roles and responsibilities involved for entry-, mid- and senior-level licensing positions and various specialized positions. Presenters and participants will have time to engage in open and dynamic conversations about challenges and opportunities at every level. If you are thinking about your future professional goals or are new to the profession and would like to know about options within or outside the field, this session is for you.

      Panelists: 
      Cory G. Acuff, Ph.D., Associate Director, University of Georgia
      Rajsekhar Guddneppanavar, Ph.D., Contract Specialist, Emory University
      Karin Immergluck, Ph.D., Director Technology Management, UCSF Office of Innovation, Technology & Alliances
      Gage G. Ramos, J.D., Licensing Associate, Georgia Tech Research Corp. 

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    • Internet Café

      4 – 7 p.m.

  • 5:00 p.m.

    • First Class for First Timers Networking Event

      5 – 6 p.m.

      This event is designed to help you maximize your experience at the AUTM Annual Meeting. The ...Read more
      This event is designed to help you maximize your experience at the AUTM Annual Meeting. The facilitators will briefly review the conference program and underscore specific educational and networking opportunities, forums, receptions, and other meeting highlights and special events. The partnering software, AUTM Connect, will also be reviewed to maximize your networking capabilities, and membership benefits will be discussed. The session will conclude with introductions, a business card exchange, refreshments and a networking opportunity for attendees to meet with senior AUTM leadership. This session is tailored for first-time attendees or those who have only attended a few times.

      Senior Leaders Attending: 
      Lily Chan, NUS Enterprises
      Claire Driscoll, National Institutes of Health
      Michael Dilling, Baylor College of Medicine
      Scott Elmer, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
      Chase Kasper, University of Southern Mississippi
      Mark Malandro, University of Pittsburgh
      Michael Moore, University of North Dakota
      Ken Porter, Innovate Calgary
      Robin Rasor, University of Michigan

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  • 6:00 p.m.

    • Fireside Chat featuring Lita Nelsen, RTTP

      6 – 7 p.m.

      Join AUTM President-Elect, David Winwood, PhD, RTTP, as he interviews Lita Nelsen, RTTP, Director of ...Read more
      Join AUTM President-Elect, David Winwood, PhD, RTTP, as he interviews Lita Nelsen, RTTP, Director of the Technology Licensing Office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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  • 7:00 p.m.

    • Presidents’ Reception

      (by invitation)

      7 – 8 p.m.

  • 7:00 a.m.

    • Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

      Sponsored by

      7 - 8 a.m.

    • AUTM Registration

      7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    • Internet Café

      7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    • AUTM Connect Partnering Place

      7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

      Attendees connecting through AUTM’s online partnering tool, AUTM Connect, may request a meeting ...Read more
      Attendees connecting through AUTM’s online partnering tool, AUTM Connect, may request a meeting space in the AUTM Connect Partnering Place. The Partnering Place is perfect for holding relaxed meetings or negotiations. Appointments can be made through AUTM Connect during the meeting. Visit the AUTM Connect help desk.

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    • Exhibit Hall Open

      7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

  • 8:00 a.m.

    • Keynote Address, Plenary and Awards Presentation

      8 - 10 a.m.

      Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The Coca-Cola Company, and author of Design to ...Read more
      Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The Coca-Cola Company, and author of Design to Grow: How Coca-Cola Learned to Combine Scale and Agility (and How You Can Too), Butler has revolutionized the company’s approach to design – not only related to how things look but how to create growth across the business. This insightful and entertaining session will inspire you to apply the agile start-up mentality to your own professional success.

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  • 10:00 a.m.

    • Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall

      10 - 10:45 a.m.

  • 10:45 a.m.

    • AUTM Mini-Course: Business Side of the License

      (registration required, seating limited)

      10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

      Explore the business issues of university patent licenses. Deepen your experience and understanding of ...Read more
      Explore the business issues of university patent licenses. Deepen your experience and understanding of the opportunities, objectives and tools needed for success. Participate in an active discussion of the business issues behind agreements and the various terms found in licenses and other agreements using real-world case studies. This mini-course is intended for intermediate and advanced licensing professionals.

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    • Track A

      10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

  • 12:15 p.m.

    • Lunch

      12:15 - 1 p.m.

    • Sponsors' Lunch

      (by invitation)

      12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

  • 1:00 p.m.

    • Dessert Reception in the Exhibit Hall

      1 – 1:45 p.m.

  • 1:45 p.m.

    • AUTM Mini-Course: Business Side of the License

      (continued)

      1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

      Explore the business issues of university patent licenses. Deepen your experience and understanding of ...Read more
      Explore the business issues of university patent licenses. Deepen your experience and understanding of the opportunities, objectives and tools needed for success. Participate in an active discussion of the business issues behind agreements and the various terms found in licenses and other agreements using real-world case studies. This mini-course is intended for intermediate and advanced licensing professionals.

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    • The Conversation: A Dialogue for Leaders in the Field

      1:45 – 3:15 p.m.

      The Conversation: An AUTM Leadership Forum is a high level forum for seasoned technology transfer ...Read more
      The Conversation: An AUTM Leadership Forum is a high level forum for seasoned technology transfer professionals from around the world. This moderator-driven forum connects university professionals with industry (and other) colleagues to openly discuss ways to take a leadership role in accelerating research and commercialization. PowerPoints are not the focus in these fast-paced 45 minute segments, where attendees will actively participate and identify tactics to advance the technology transfer profession.

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    • Industry/Academia Partnering Forum (Part 1)

      1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

      The Industry/Academia Partnering Forum provides a unique venue for members of industry and academia to ...Read more
      The Industry/Academia Partnering Forum provides a unique venue for members of industry and academia to connect, socialize and discuss areas of interest. The program will begin with a reverse showcase of presentations from our industry partners highlighting technologies of interest and how to best work with their company.

      Immediately following, there will be a reception for all forum participants and an opportunity to network one-on-one.

      Last year’s industry presenters included representatives from Allied Minds, AstraZeneca, BASF, BD Biosciences, BD Technologies, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Cell Signaling Technology, Cellular Dynamics, Colgate-Palmolive, Dow AgroSciences, Elanco Animal Health, Eli Lilly and Company, EMD Millipore Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, ICL Group, Innovate BioPharmaceuticals, Intel Corporation, Linde Healthcare, Madan Global, Inc., MedImmune, Merck Animal Health, Merck Research Laboratories, Novo Nordisk, Pepsico, Pfizer, RB, Richman Chemical, Roche TCRC, Sanofi, Syngenta Biotechnology Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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    • Track B

      1:45 – 3:15 p.m.

  • 3:15 p.m.

    • Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall

      3:15 - 4 p.m.

  • 4:00 p.m.

    • Industry/Academia Partnering Forum (Part 2)

      4 – 5:30 p.m.

      The Industry/Academia Partnering Forum provides a unique venue for ...Read more
      The Industry/Academia Partnering Forum provides a unique venue for members of industry and academia to connect, socialize and discuss areas of interest. The program will begin with a reverse showcase of presentations from our industry partners highlighting technologies of interest and how to best work with their company.

      Immediately following, there will be a reception for all forum participants and an opportunity to network one-on-one.

      Last year’s industry presenters included representatives from Allied Minds, AstraZeneca, BASF, BD Biosciences, BD Technologies, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Cell Signaling Technology, Cellular Dynamics, Colgate-Palmolive, Dow AgroSciences, Elanco Animal Health, Eli Lilly and Company, EMD Millipore Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, ICL Group, Innovate BioPharmaceuticals, Intel Corporation, Linde Healthcare, Madan Global, Inc., MedImmune, Merck Animal Health, Merck Research Laboratories, Novo Nordisk, Pepsico, Pfizer, RB, Richman Chemical, Roche TCRC, Sanofi, Syngenta Biotechnology Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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    • Track C

      4 - 5:30 p.m.

  • 5:30 p.m.

    • Industry/Academia Partnering Forum Reception and Exhibits

      5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

      The Industry/Academia Partnering Forum and Reception provide a unique venue for members of industry and ...Read more
      The Industry/Academia Partnering Forum and Reception provide a unique venue for members of industry and academia to connect, socialize and discuss areas of interest. The program will begin with a reverse showcase of presentations from our industry partners highlighting technologies of interest and how to best work with their company. Immediately following, there will be a reception for all forum participants and an opportunity to network one-on-one.

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  • 6:30 p.m.

    • Opening Reception

      6:30 – 8 p.m.

      Kick off the annual meeting in style. The Opening Reception is a great place to start networking and make new friends. Bring plenty of business cards!
      Kick off the annual meeting in style. The Opening Reception is a great place to start networking and make new friends. Bring plenty of business cards!

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  • 7:00 a.m.

    • AUTM Connect Partnering Place

      7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

      Attendees connecting through AUTM’s online partnering tool, AUTM Connect, may request a meeting ...Read more
      Attendees connecting through AUTM’s online partnering tool, AUTM Connect, may request a meeting space in the AUTM Connect Partnering Place. The Partnering Place is perfect for holding relaxed meetings or negotiations. Appointments can be made through AUTM Connect during the meeting. Visit the AUTM Connect help desk.

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    • Internet Café

      7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • 8:00 a.m.

    • AUTM Registration

      8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    • Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

      [Exhibit Hall] 8 – 9 a.m.

    • Central Region Breakfast Meeting

      8 – 9 a.m.

    • Exhibit Hall Open

      8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    • Public Policy Breakfast

      (by invitation)

      8 – 9 a.m.

    • Western Region Planning Committee Breakfast

      (by invitation)

      8 – 9 a.m.

  • 9:00 a.m.

    • Track D

      9 – 10:30 a.m.

    • AUTM Venture Forum: Venture Capital Panel Discussion

      9 – 10:30 a.m.

      The AUTM Venture Forum will provide attendees the opportunity to hear from and interact with some of ...Read more
      The AUTM Venture Forum will provide attendees the opportunity to hear from and interact with some of the top institutional and corporate venture investors in the country. The Forum will consist of two events: a venture capital (VC) panel discussion and a business plan competition. The VC panel will offer a moderated question-and-answer session that will help academic institutions and their affiliated new ventures understand the venture capital perspective and more effectively work together to build value in our university-affiliated technology companies. The business plan competition will offer a rare opportunity to hear feedback on pitches. Learn what worked, what didn’t and why. Our panel of seasoned venture investors will judge the business plan competition, where university-related startup companies compete for a $10,000 cash prize.

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  • 11:15 a.m.

  • 12:45 p.m.

    • Canadian Lunch and Programming

      (by invitation)

      12:45 - 5 p.m.

      New for 2016, the Canadian Lunch will feature a keynote speaker followed by programing which will focus ...Read more
      New for 2016, the Canadian Lunch will feature a keynote speaker followed by programing which will focus on the unique challenges Canadian technology transfer offices are facing.  

      Lunch Topics and Speakers: 
      Canadian Licensing Survey, 2014 Results and Trends
      Oksana Akhova, University of Saskatchewan

      AUTM in Canada 2015
      Ken Porter, AUTM Assistant Vice President, Canada

      Agriculture Partnering Forum, 2016
      Oksana Akhova, University of Saskatchewan

      Message from the Canadian Consulate
      Frederic Fournier, Consul and Trade CommissionerCanadian Consulate

      Canadian Award
      Joe Irvine, University of Ottawa

      Programing will include: Where to from here? What's next for Canadian technology transfer?
      Introduction: Dan Polonenko, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
      Moderator: Janet Scholz

      Cross Canada Roundup
      Darren Fast, University of Manitoba
      Chris Mathis, Springboard Atlantic Inc.
      Jacques Simoneau, Univalor
      Michael Szarka, University of Waterloo

      Tri-Council Updates
      CIHR Kathleen Marsman
      Changes in CIHR Open Suite of Programs

      NSERC
      Speaker: Bert van den Berg
      Update on strategic plan with impact on technology transfer/partnership and I2I

      Breakout Sessions
      Current issues in technology transfer
      What does success look like for technology transfer in Canada
      Future programs for Canadian technology transfer professionals

      Wrap up Session
      Review of recommendations

      Reception
      Join us for a networking reception 

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    • Central Region Planning Committee Lunch

      (by invitation)

      12:45 – 2 p.m.

    • Communications Lunch

      (by invitation)

      12:45 – 2 p.m.

    • Eastern Region Planning Committee Lunch

      (by invitation)

      12:45 – 2 p.m.

    • AUTM Negotiation Course Lunch

      12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

  • 1:30 p.m.

    • AUTM Negotiation Course

      (additional fee, seating limited)

      1:30 – 5 p.m.

      Make the most out of your participation in the AUTM Annual Meeting by attending the AUTM Negotiation ...Read more
      Make the most out of your participation in the AUTM Annual Meeting by attending the AUTM Negotiation Course. This educational course is a must-attend for anyone involved in negotiations. The course will explore the art of negotiation with an emphasis on the practical tools and strategies essential for conducting successful negotiations

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  • 2:00 p.m.

    • Technology Transfer Trivia!

      2 – 3:30 p.m.

      Ready for a break from the usual session? A seasoned team from the AUTM Central Region brings their ...Read more
      Ready for a break from the usual session? A seasoned team from the AUTM Central Region brings their trivia contest to the Annual Meeting again this year. All the esoteric knowledge you have accumulated over your career will be rewarded in this session. Get together with old friends and make some new ones as you are assigned to a random team to compete for bragging rights and prizes based on your knowledge of all sorts of trivia related to AUTM, technology licensing, university culture and the golden state of California.

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  • 3:30 p.m.

    • AUTM Casino Night

      (additional fee, seating limited)

      3:30 – 7 p.m.

      Feeling lucky? Then try your hand at the blackjack table, roulette, craps and the ever popular Texas ...Read more
      Feeling lucky? Then try your hand at the blackjack table, roulette, craps and the ever popular Texas Hold ‘em. Even if cards and dice aren’t of interest, we’re betting you’ll enjoy the camaraderie of friends and colleagues in the fun, relaxing, casino atmosphere.

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  • 7:00 a.m.

    • AUTM Registration

      7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • 7:30 a.m.

    • AUTM Connect Partnering Place

      7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

      Attendees connecting through AUTM’s online partnering tool, AUTM Connect, may request a meeting ...Read more
      Attendees connecting through AUTM’s online partnering tool, AUTM Connect, may request a meeting space in the AUTM Connect Partnering Place. The Partnering Place is perfect for holding relaxed meetings or negotiations. Appointments can be made through AUTM Connect during the meeting. Visit the AUTM Connect help desk.

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    • Internet Café

      7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • 8:00 a.m.

  • 9:00 a.m.

    • Industry Innovation Roundtable, Plenary and Awards Presentation

      9 – 11 a.m.

      Moderated by AUTM President Fred Reinhart, MBA, RTTP, leaders of small, medium and large sized biotech ...Read more
      Moderated by AUTM President Fred Reinhart, MBA, RTTP, leaders of small, medium and large sized biotech companies will share their views on emerging university-industry collaborations. Biotechs are expanding their university relationships beyond their regional homes. Listen to this lively discussion and learn which university collaborative models are the most attractive to small and medium sized biotechs.

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  • 11:00 a.m.

    • Refreshment Break

      11 – 11:30 a.m.

  • 11:30 a.m.

    • Track F

      11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    • AUTM Mini-Course: Strategies, Methods and Tools for Commercialization of Creative Works

      (registration required, seating limited)

      11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

      This course answers creative works commercialization questions. From disclosures to license management, ...Read more
      This course answers creative works commercialization questions. From disclosures to license management, we dive into the strategies, models, methods and tools to bring creative works to commercial life. For the past seven years we’ve focused on building our creative works portfolio and we’ll share our successes, our failures, and our key learnings from our work during that period. Whether you’re from a large office with lots of resources, or a small one with only a limited budget, a vibrant creative works program can improve your technology transfer office’s relations across all departments, will invariably increase disclosure counts, and can often bring new revenue in a short time frame. After this course, you’ll leave with the confidence, resources, and knowledge to jump-start your creative works activities.

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  • 1 p.m.

  • 2:00 p.m.

  • 4:00 p.m.

    • Craft Beer Tasting Event

      (additional fee. limited availability)

      4 – 5:30 p.m.

      Networking has never been so enjoyable and the Annual Meeting location has never been more ideal. Bring ...Read more
      Networking has never been so enjoyable and the Annual Meeting location has never been more ideal. Bring your business cards and your discerning palate, and join your colleagues for an evening of craft beer tasting. You’ll have ample opportunity to roam and mingle as you visit stations to sample a variety of micro brews.

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  • 6:30 p.m.

    • Closing Reception

      6:30 – 8 p.m.

      Send out the AUTM 2016 Annual Meeting in style. Take advantage of this opportunity to cement new ...Read more
      Send out the AUTM 2016 Annual Meeting in style. Take advantage of this opportunity to cement new connections and mingle with friends and colleagues. Enjoy delicious appetizers and prepare to say adios to San Diego.

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