AUTM 2012 Technology Operations and Organization Licensing Skills Course (TOOLS)

October 1-3, 2012
New Meeting Venue: Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans, LA USA

Make plans to attend the AUTM 2012 Technology Operations and Organization Licensing Skills (TOOLS) Course at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

About the AUTM TOOLS Courses

The TOOLS Course is designed for professionals responsible for the administration of a technology transfer office.  The workshops provide a fundamental understanding of technology transfer and the patent and licensing processes. The critical issues of compliance and using iEdison will be explored, along with finding efficient ways to manage and utilize large volumes of information and data. The complexities of finance matters including budgeting, tracking expenses and managing the receipt and distribution of licensing revenue will also be examined. These interactive workshops will include plenty of case studies and examples. Questions and discussions will be encouraged.  

NEW:  TOOLS Course registrants may attend sessions from the concurrent Essentials Course curriculum, maximizing educational value for each attendee’s background experience and interests, and broadening networking opportunities!

Course Material Downloads and Attendee Roster - PRINT BEFORE YOU GO!
The AUTM 2012 TOOLS Course will be paperless. Handouts will not be distributed at any educational session. It is critically important to review, download and/or print out the handouts for each 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 email 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. 

TOOLS Course Prep Package

AUTM TOOLS Course attendees are strongly encouraged to view two on-demand AUTM webinars, Patent Basics for Administrative Personnel and Nuts and Bolts for Compliance Under Federal Funding Awards, prior to the course in order to come prepared to discuss and ask related questions about these topics. AUTM is offering these two webinars as a package for $100 - a savings of $200 off the individual webinar purchase price.

Click Here to Purchase the TOOLS Course Prep Package!

Nuts and Bolts for Compliance Under Federal Funding Awards offers a step-by-step tutorial about how to properly report inventions created under Federal sponsorship, including the process for reporting inventions and patents thru the National Institutes of Health’s iEdison database, as well as how to conduct utilization reporting, review documents and timelines and closing out contracts.

Patent Basics for Administrative Personnel reviews the basics, including what patents are, what they do and how they work, as well as patent terms and the general timelines involved in obtaining a patent in the U.S., as well as internationally thru the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and Paris Convention.  The webinar also examines the many different types of patents, such as provisional, utility, continuation, continuation-in-part, divisional, continued prosecution application and file wrapper continuation.

Related Content

If you are new to academic technology transfer, you may also be interested in these recorded AUTM webinars:

Anatomy of a License Agreement
Databases: Smart Data Management
Compliance - From the Government's Perspective
Compliance - From the iEdison User's Perspective
Invention Disclosures - From Cradle to License
The Patenting Process in the U.S.
The Patenting Process in Foreign Countries 

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 Web site 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.

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 contact Barb Gunderson at or 847-559-0846, ext 263.

For registration and sponsorship information contact Madh Carson at AUTM headquarters at; +1-847-753-5217, or fax at +1-847-480-9282.