2017 Patent Administrator IP Portfolio Management Course

November 1 - 3, 2017
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
Bethesda, MD USA

Come learn from our panel of patent attorneys, patent agents and administrative professionals who have extensive in house and law firm experience in patent prosecution/management of intellectual property portfolios. Learn best practices for streamlining processes to ensure cost effectiveness, managing the data entry and ongoing prosecution of intellectual property and working with licensing personnel while tracking deadlines related to your institution’s IP portfolios. We will discuss systems and methods for administrative professionals working as the liaison between the patent attorneys, inventors, licensees and licensing personnel.
Patent Administrators exercise considerable independence and knowledge in carrying out broad responsibilities for the Office of Technology Transfer. The Patent Administrator works with outside patent counsel to coordinate the filing of patent applications and to track deadlines throughout prosecution until issuance and maintains patents in force. They work with the Licensing Professionals to relay patent prosecution instructions to counsel. Patent Administrators support the Office of Technology Transfer by managing primary communication with outside patent counsel and entering patent information into the database.

This new AUTM advanced patenting course is designed for those who manage a global intellectual property portfolio of pending patent applications and issued patents. You will learn how to research and do due diligence regarding assignment/ownership matters and how to serve as a cross-functional liaison between faculty, the technology transfer office, outside patent counsel, internal patent counsel, Sponsored Research, internal/external stakeholders and other third parties.You will gain experience in the analysis of process flows relating to patent prosecution and gain tips for making recommendations and implementing procedures to effectively reduce costs. You will gain insights on how to manage global patent prosecution formality/administrative matters and docketing.

You will leave this new AUTM course with answers to your questions, time-saving solutions, and other tools to use in your office and to share with your coworkers.

Added Value

Patent Administrator IP Portfolio Management Course registrants may also attend sessions from the concurrent Contracts Administrator Agreement Compliance Course and the Compliance Course curriculum, maximizing educational value for each attendee’s background experience and interests, and broadening networking opportunities!

Related Content

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

The Basics of Technology Transfer
Bayh Dole Reporting & Highlights for iEdison
The Absolute Essentials of Bayh-Dole Compliance!
Compliance - From the iEdison User's Perspective
Technology Transfer Essentials Package - 7 webinars included

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.

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 +1-847-686-2362, or via e-mail at mcarson@autm.net.


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: Bethesda, MD
Event date: 11/1/2017 - 11/3/2017