Live Webinars

State Sovereign Immunity and IPRs:
What State Universities Need to Know

Date: July 24, 2018 (Tuesday)

Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m. EDT
In this session, attorneys directly involved in past and current litigation on this subject, as well as panelists from state university tech transfer offices, will discuss the consequences of these decisions for both state universities and others who are patent owners, and those looking to license patents or partner with state institutions. We will discuss the factors to consider when deciding whether an entity is entitled to sovereign immunity and suggest how university entities and private businesses can structure agreements that take advantage of sovereign immunity, while balancing other business issues. 
Registration now open!


Building a Career in Technology Transfer

Date: August 9, 2018 (Thursday)

Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m. EDT
FREE WEBINAR
There is growing interest among graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in technology transfer careers. However, transitioning into this field can be challenging. This free webinar will discuss the various roles within a technology transfer office, the skills required and strategies to transition into, and develop, a career in technology transfer.
Registration now open!
 

Hiring a Licensing Associate: Selecting the Best Candidate

Date: August 22, 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m. EDT
This webinar will examine the qualities that factor into the decision to hire a licensing associate, with a focus on both the essential "hard" qualifications that are a prerequisite for success, as well as the "soft skills" that are fundamentally just as important when selecting the right person for this challenging role. This webinar will be particularly helpful for tech transfer directors and managers in charge of hiring, and candidates seeking to land licensing associate job.
Registration now open!

 

The ABC's of the NSF I-Corps Program

Date: August 28, 2018 (Tuesday)

Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m. EDT
IThe National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of NSF-funded, basic-research projects that are ready to move toward commercialization. Through I-Corps, NSF grantees learn to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from academic research, and gain skills in entrepreneurship through training in customer discovery and guidance from established entrepreneurs. In this webinar, we’ll explore how universities can join the National Innovation Network by becoming I-Corps Sites or Nodes, and how academic researchers can take advantage of the $50,000 I-Corps Teams grant and training program.
Registration now open!

The Economics of Innovation - Why So Few Ideas Become Realized

Date: September 11, 2018 (Tuesday)

Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m. EDT
Innovation is the primary driver in each of the sectors that impact our lives – the economy, health, energy and security. The problem is that today, roughly 4 percent more IP is stolen than gets licensed; this theft amounts to $1 trillion p.a. in the U.S. alone. Meanwhile, 30 percent of all R&D is wasted reinventing what someone else has already discovered.  
While there is very little management of IP (less than 5 percent of organizations use any kind of IP management tool), there is even less agreement on the best practices for managing IP. In this session, we’ll discuss best practices  - gleaned from several hundred professionals in the field - and how performance improvements can be made in universities. 
Registration now open!