Track B

B3 Issues to Consider When an Inventor Moves Between Institutions

Track: Nuts and Bolts of Technology Transfer

Target Audience: All Audiences

Eric Ginsburg, University of Chicago

Hannah Carbone, Caltech
Jennifer Lee, Pacific Northwest National Lab

When researchers relocate from one institution to another, what happens to their intellectual property portfolios, which are now spread across multiple institutions with some patents and copyrights solely owned and some jointly owned? How should the respective TTOs handle licensing, compliance and other obligations to sponsors, and the prosecution of related patents lacking common ownership? What if the move is across international borders, or to or from industry? We’ll explore the highways and byways of working with these wandering souls and provide a tool for ensuring a smooth move.

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