2017 Essentials Course

September 11-13, 2017
Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown 
Dallas, TX USA

AUTM thanks the following sponsor for its generous support:

The AUTM 2017 Essentials of Academic Technology Transfer course will be held at the Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown Hotel. The course will guide individuals from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience to a common understanding of the fundamental goals and processes of academic technology transfer. This course builds skills and resources necessary to function effectively at evaluating inventions and negotiating license agreements. The workshops are designed to follow the lifecycle of the invention, patenting and licensing process: evaluation of invention disclosures, triage, patenting, IP marketing, valuation, and license negotiation to established companies and startups. The Essentials course uses a mix of instruction, case discussions and small-group interactions to maximize useful learning and networking opportunities.

Course Materials and Attendee Roster

The AUTM 2017 Essentials Course is paperless. Handouts will not be distributed at any educational session. To download copies of the course materials 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, visit the password retrieval site.   

Added Value

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

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 (ATTP) at www.attp.info.

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 www.licensingcertification.org 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:

Basics of Technology Transfer for Licensing Professionals
Invention Disclosures - From Cradle to License
The Patenting Process in the U.S.
How to Choose an Exciting Career Path in Technology Transfer
Technology Transfer Essentials Package - 7 webinars included


If you have questions about the program contact Barbara Gunderson at bgunderson@autm.net or +1-847-686-2386.

For registration information contact Lauren Rich at AUTM headquarters at lrich@autm.net; +1-847-686-2351

Event Location: Dallas, TX
Event date: 9/11/2017 - 9/13/2017