AUTM Essentials of Academic Technology Transfer Course

Oct. 24-26, 2011
The Nines Hotel
Portland, Oregon  USA

The AUTM Essentials of Academic Technology Transfer Course (formerly known as the AUTM Basic Licensing Course) will provide an overview of the essential aspects of academic technology transfer. This course is designed for individuals who are new to technology transfer in an academic environment. The course will bring individuals from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience to a common understanding of the fundamental goals and objectives of academic technology transfer and build skills and resources necessary to function effectively in the field. The workshops are designed to follow the lifecycle of invention disclosure by faculty through the university process, ultimately resulting in licensing to established companies and startups, while highlighting the differing perspectives, issues and concerns between industry and academia. Presentations will cover essential aspects of public, intellectual property and contract law related to evaluation, marketing and commercialization of early stage technologies developed at academic and non-profit organizations.

Presentation Downloads and Attendee Roster

The AUTM 2011 Essentials Course will be paperless. This means that handouts will not be distributed at any educational session. To download copies of the presentations and view the attendee roster, registered attendees may follow the links below and login using your user name and password. If you cannot recall your user name and password, use your e-mail address to retrieve this information.

Note: This attendance list is the property of AUTM and is provided to attendees at this meeting for personal information only. Reproduction of this list is not authorized and its use for general mailings, e-mail broadcast or similar purposes is strictly prohibited.

Online Registration is Now Closed - Please Register Onsite! 

Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP)

Demonstrate your expertise in the academic technology transfer profession by becoming a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP). All AUTM professional development courses and designated educational offerings and meetings are eligible for continuing education (CE) credits, which support your registration application. For more information about the registration process and requirements, visit the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals website at

Certified Licensing Professionals (CLP) Continuing Education

Certified Licensing Professionals are required to demonstrate continued competence in their field to maintain their certification status. Individuals who hold the CLP designation can renew their credential by earning at least 40 continuing education (CE) credits. All AUTM professional development courses and designated educational offerings on the topics of licensing, technology transfer, and technology commercialization at AUTM conferences or meetings are eligible for CLP continuing education (CE) credits for certification renewal. Visit for more information on the recertification requirements.

Related Content

If you are new to academic technology transfer, you may also be interested in recorded versions of the following AUTM webinars: 

Welcome to Technology Transfer
Basic Patenting 101 
The Basics of Open Source Licensing
Copyright Law and Content/Software Licensing
Managing Stakeholder Expectations

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your sponsorship of the AUTM professional development programming underscores your involvement in the technology transfer field and helps AUTM keep registration fees low - allowing technology transfer professionals from all backgrounds and skill levels to attend. A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available. For details, contact Madhuri Carson by phone at +1-847-559-0846, ext. 286, or via e-mail at


If you have questions about the program or registration, contact Shannon Baily at AUTM headquarters at; +1-847-753-5228; or fax at +1-847-480-9282.