Upcoming AUTM Events

Words of Wisdom for Negotiating Non-Standard Material Transfer Agreements
May 27, 2015
This webinar will provide an overview of the most heavily negotiated terms often found in industry-to-university material transfer agreements. Presenters will discuss expectation management, prolonged negotiations and how to overcome challenging MTAs as a barrier or delay to research.

Zen and the Art of Invention Reporting
Jun 2, 2015
Join this webinar for a better understanding of the history and evolution of invention reporting from paper to faxes to on-line submissions. Presenter will help attendees understand the basics of invention reporting, some requirements and using the iEdison portal as a reporting tool.

think ASIA, think HONG KONG
Jun 8 - Jun 10, 2015
North American companies keen on exploring new business opportunities in Asia can partner with Hong Kong, Asia’s international trade and financial center. The well-received think ASIA, think HONG KONG campaign highlights the advantages of Hong Kong's business services and covers a wide range of topics - from technology collaboration to Chinese outbound investment. For more information, visit www.thinkasiathinkhk.com/2015.

Patenting 101
Jun 16, 2015
Register for this webinar and learn what to expect when receiving incoming industry material transfer agreements, as well as suggested approaches to successful negotiations of the terms. Presenters will give examples of effective solutions and alternatives for heavily-negotiated terms, and an overview of the US patenting process and what it takes to maintain a US patent once it has issued.

New U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility
Jun 24, 2015
Join and listen as experts in the industry explain the new Interim Eligibility Guidance, the USPTO’s new three step process to perform a complete patent-eligibility analysis and provide framework for discussions with examiners at a Patent Office.

2015 Central Region Meeting
Jul 20, 2015

AUTM Successful Practices in Small Technology Transfer Offices
Jul 21 - Jul 22, 2015
The AUTM Small Office course is designed specifically for technology transfer professionals working in small offices. This course will be beneficial to those with an interest in starting a new technology transfer office or who already have an existing small office and would like to grow existing efforts dramatically.

Communication Technologies
Aug 11 - Aug 12, 2015
This event will include a reverse showcase of presentations from our industry partners highlighting technological areas of interest and how to best work with their company; short panel sessions dealing with technology transfer topics relevant to communication and related industries; and plenty of opportunities for one-on-one partnering. Join us at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center for a comprehensive discussion on the challenges and opportunities in the communication sectors.

2015 Eastern Region Meeting
Aug 31, 2015

2015 Western Region Meeting
Sep 10 - Sep 11, 2015
The AUTM 2015 Western Region Meeting encourages interaction between colleagues from the Western United States and Canada. Join other AUTM Western Region members in Calgary, Canada for an exciting program of educational and networking events designed to provide insights for experienced and new technology transfer professionals.

Oct 5 - Oct 7, 2015
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.

AUTM Essentials Course
Oct 5 - Oct 7, 2015
The Essentials course brings individuals from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience to a common understanding of the fundamental goals and processes of academic technology transfer. The course builds skills and resources necessary to function effectively at evaluating inventions and negotiating license agreements.