• 8 am

  • 9 am

    • A1: Should Technology Transfer Offices Be Drivers of Economic Development?

      9 - 10 am

      The evolution of the technology transfer office in the past few years has been remarkable.
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      The evolution of the technology transfer office in the past few years has been remarkable.
      Commercialization of useful discoveries has increased dramatically. It has been argued that the
      role of the technology transfer office is job creator, revenue generator, corporate recruiter or some
      combination of all of those. Many also believe university startups and licenses to area companies
      should be drivers of economic development at local, state and regional levels. If universities are
      mandated to drive economic development, what impact does this have on the office’s operations
      and performance metrics? Are these expectations reasonable? Can a technology transfer office be
      mandated to measure its contribution toward job creation? Or does this obstruct the true mission of
      the technology transfer office? Join us for what promises to be a lively discussion on the subject

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    • A2: Guerilla Marketing: How To Get Your Technologies Message Out When You Lack The Channels 

      9 - 10 am

      This session will discuss various options and innovative techniques for using media, social media,
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      This session will discuss various options and innovative techniques for using media, social media,
      personal accounts, networking and other means to get the message out when you may have limited
      access to some platforms.

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  • 10:00 am

  • 10:15 am

    • B1: Case Study: Approach To Licensing Chemistry-Based Technologies – CLE Eligible

      10:15 - 11:15 am

      This session is based on a case study to approaching licensing chemistry-based technologies. How  ...Read more
      This session is based on a case study to approaching licensing chemistry-based technologies. How 
      proper technology assessment, process optimization and confirmation of commercial viability can
      greatly increase prospective licensing and royalty values of your intellectual property.

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    • B2: Found in Translation: Making the Most of Gap Funding

      10:15 - 11:15 am

      More and more universities are establishing translational gap funds to improve the odds for successful ...Read more
      More and more universities are establishing translational gap funds to improve the odds for successful
      commercialization. The presenters will examine several established translational funding programs,
      and compare the advantages and risks of investments that promise to move embryonic technology
      farther along the innovation pipeline.

      Are you looking to establish gap funds at your institution? Also in this session, presenters from recently
      launched programs will share their experiences and provide useful tips. The panelists will describe the
      critical elements needed to establish a successful program, including proposal templates, composition
      of the judging panel, criteria for project selection, and requirements and accountability for the funded
      researchers. Attend this session to discover the most appropriate features for your unique situation.

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  • 11:15 am

  • 1 pm

    • Plenary I: Maker Spaces

      1 - 2:15 pm

  • 2:15 pm

    • Networking Break 

      2:15 - 2:30 pm

  • 2:30 pm

    • C1: After the Deal is Done

      2:30 - 3:30 pm

      The deal has been signed and the celebration begins because the work is over – NOT! This session ...Read more
      The deal has been signed and the celebration begins because the work is over – NOT! This session 
      will discuss that stage in a deal’s life cycle that occurs after the ink has dried on the signatures and
      the deal “gets real.” While preparing for a deal and negotiating it, you become accustomed to working
      with a business case, milestones and product sales projections. After the deal closes, what happens
      the next day, next month, next year?

      Come to this session to learn and share tips for getting a deal off to a good start and setting the right
      tone. Speakers include a patent attorney and professionals from academic university technology
      transfer and industry. You’ll hear perspectives from all sides on the key ingredients and strategies to a
      mutually beneficial on-going relationship throughout the lifetime of the license.

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    • C2: What Makes a Successful Executive in Residence Program?

      2:30 - 3:30 pm

      Exetuives in Residence (EIR) were organally created by venture capital firms. The EIR position is ...Read more
      Exetuives in Residence (EIR) were organally created by venture capital firms. The EIR position is usually temporary and not formal. This is when an institution brings in an entrepreneur, who is usually on the process of starting or expanding thier new company. The idea of EIRs in technology transfer has come of age. Many progrmas are using part time or fill time EIRs to help them wth their workload, evaluate new technologies and eventually spin out companies. This session will discuss the nuts and bolts of a good EIR program and how they can work for any program.
       

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  • 3:30 pm

  • 3:45 pm

    • D1: Negotiation Game – CLE Eligible

      3:45 - 4:45 pm

      This interactive session will present a mock license negotiation exercise between a university and a
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      This interactive session will present a mock license negotiation exercise between a university and a
      company. We will seek volunteer participants to represent each side, provide each with background
      information based on real world scenarios, motivating factors and review term-sheet deal goals. The
      volunteers will prepare for the negotiation privately, while the session speakers discuss strategies,
      negotiation ethics and ideal outcomes with the audience. The volunteers will then rejoin the group
      and conduct the negotiation before the audience. We’ll conclude the session with a discussion of
      negotiation techniques used and tips for success.

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    • D2: Which U.S. Patent Applications Are Getting Granted?  The Latest on Post-Alice §101 Rejections – CLE Eligible

      3:45 - 4:45 pm

      Since 2014, when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down their decision on Alice v. CLS Bank, the
      U.S ...Read more
      Since 2014, when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down their decision on Alice v. CLS Bank, the
      U.S. Patent Office has issued more subject matter rejections under §101 of the patent statutes. This
      session will explore which patent applications and claims are being rejected and what strategies have
      been used to successfully overcome or prevent this type of rejection.

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  • 5 pm

  • 8 am

  • 9 am

    • E1: Fifty Shades of Grey: Popular Models for Industry-Sponsored Research Agreements – CLE Eligible 

      9 - 10 am

    • E2: Best Practices to Establish and Maintain a Proactive Royalty Compliance Program

      9 - 10 am

  • 10 am

  • 10:30 am

    • AUTM Presidential Address

      Mary Albertson, RTTP, CLP, Stanford University

      10:30 - 10:45 am

      Mary ...Read more
      Mary Albertson, AUTM’s President elect will welcome you to Philadelphia, share her vision for AUTM and discuss the issues AUTM plans to address in the coming years - from advocacy initiatives to increased partnering opportunities to plans for professional development courses and events.

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  • 10:45 am

    • University Industry Innovation Network

      10:45 - 11 am

  • 11 am

    • Industry Forum

      11 - Noon

      Join us to hear industry participants discuss what they are seeking from university partners. 
      Join us to hear industry participants discuss what they are seeking from university partners. 

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  • Noon

  • 1 pm

    • Plenary II: The Philly Story - Economic Community Building

      1 - 2:15 pm

  • 2:15 pm

    • Networking Break 

      2:15 - 2:45 pm

  • 2:45 pm

    • F1: Research Tools Licensing - A Fast-Paced Program Facilitating Faculty Engagement in Technology Transfer

      2:45 - 3:45 pm

    • F2: Startup Deal Structures: The Next Wave? – CLE Eligible

      2:45 - 3:45 pm

  • 3:45 pm