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Stanford’s Katharine Ku to lead program on research agreements with philanthropic organizations


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: May 17th, 2017

Our Distance Learning Division is pleased to announce Katharine Ku of Stanford University as the program leader for Cultivating, Negotiating, and Managing Research Agreements with Philanthropic Organizations, scheduled for June 14. Katharine has years of first-hand experience dealing with research agreements involving non-profits, and she is ready to present this practical session that will take a detailed look at specific issues to consider before entering into a partnering deal.

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Coming Tuesday: Case Study of the Penn State Innovation Gateway


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: May 10th, 2017

Penn State University’s Innovation Gateway — a new online platform that helps researchers and industry research sponsors find each other — is being hailed as a major advance by faculty, corporate partners, and university administrators. The new platform provides a standardized way for faculty to present research approaches and possible solutions to industry challenges — and it gives industry a way to pose those challenges to university labs.

To help you learn from PSU’s experience, Technology Transfer Tactics’ Distance Learning Division is presenting a case-study style webinar that will provide a deep-dive into the concept, development, funding and management of the Innovation Gateway and its curated list of potential partners. Join us next Tuesday, May 16th for Connecting University Research to Industry Funding Sources: Case Study of the Penn State Innovation Gateway.

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Connecting University Research to Industry Funding Sources: Case Study of the Penn State Innovation Gateway


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: May 3rd, 2017

Penn State University’s Innovation Gateway — a new online platform that helps researchers and industry research sponsors find each other — is being hailed as a major advance by faculty, corporate partners, and university administrators. The new platform provides a standardized way for faculty to present research approaches and possible solutions to industry challenges — and it gives industry a way to pose those challenges to university labs.

By capturing researcher interests and expertise, Innovation Gateway matches the researcher with relevant industry opportunities. At PSU, corporate partners who use the gateway gain access to over 5,000 researcher ideas that span 24 campuses.

To help you learn from PSU’s experience, Technology Transfer Tactics’ Distance Learning Division is presenting a case-study style webinar that will provide a deep-dive into the concept, development, funding and management of the Innovation Gateway and its curated list of potential partners. Join us on May 16th for Connecting University Research to Industry Funding Sources: Case Study of the Penn State Innovation Gateway.

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Connecting University Research to Industry Funding Sources: Case Study of the Penn State Innovation Gateway


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: April 26th, 2017

Penn State University’s Innovation Gateway — a new online platform that help researchers and industry research sponsors find each other — is being hailed as a major advance by faculty, corporate partners, and university administrators. The new platform provides a standardized way for faculty to present research approaches and possible solutions to industry challenges — and it gives industry a way to pose those challenges to university labs.

By capturing researcher interests and expertise, Innovation Gateway matches the researcher with relevant industry opportunities. At Penn State, corporate partners who use the gateway gain access to over 5,000 researcher ideas that span 24 campuses. To help you learn from Penn States’s experience, Technology Transfer Tactics’ Distance Learning Division is presenting a case-study style webinar that will provide a deep-dive into the concept, development, funding and management of the Innovation Gateway and its curated list of potential partners.

Join us on May 16th for Connecting University Research to Industry Funding Sources: Case Study of the Penn State Innovation Gateway.

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University Innovation Pitching Workshop: Teaching Researchers How to Tailor Presentations for Funding, Licensing and Start-Up


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: April 19th, 2017

A key role for TTO staff is to engage researchers and guide them through the unfamiliar task of marketing and pitching their discoveries — including pitching to the TTO itself as a disclosure designed to generate excitement, support, and a clearly expressed path to market. Beyond that, the pitches they prepare for angels and VCs, research partners, grants and contests will be very different than those constructed for the TTO. By learning about each of these critical marketing challenges, your researchers will gain a better understanding of how to tailor their pitch to different audiences successfully.

That’s why 2Market Information’s Distance Learning Division has scheduled a fast-paced webinar filled with immediately usable takeaways: University Innovation Pitching Workshop: Teaching Researchers How to Tailor Presentations for Funding, Licensing and Start-Up. Scheduled for May 2nd and featuring Louis Berneman of Osage University Partners, we’ve designed this session to drill down to the nitty gritty of pitching innovations while leaving ample time for a lively, interactive Q&A.

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Next week: Webinar on drafting and negotiating preferential rights in IP licenses and SRAs


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: April 12th, 2017

Preferential rights clauses allow customized access to IP assets and can be a significant negotiating point when drafting deals with research partners. But, if these provisions are improperly drafted or allocated in the license, you risk leaving dollars on the table — or even inadvertently giving away your future stake in the IP.

Next Tuesday, April 18, Drafting and Negotiating Preferential Rights in University IP Licenses and Sponsored Research Agreements will offer a detailed look at drafting and negotiation strategies and best practices for addressing the structure, assignment and enforcement of preferential rights. Join us for this important webinar led by University of Utah Technology and Licensing Manager Beth Drees, PhD, MBA, and Dr. Antoine Bellemare, Technology Transfer Officer at Université Laval. For details and to register, CLICK HERE.

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Building a Powerful, Engaged Network of Commercialization Partners: Spotlight on Tech Launch Arizona


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: April 5th, 2017

The adage “it takes a village” rings especially true when moving your university IP through the commercialization pipeline to create companies or garner the attention of corporate licensees. Among the world’s top tech transfer programs, one best practice stands out as universal among the elite: They put a tremendous effort into engaging community service providers, industry experts, alumni, local investors, entrepreneurs, attorneys and business drivers to assist in a broad range of critical challenges: finding CEO-level talent, assessing inventions, bringing in early-stage funding, assisting with business plans and legal issues, and building out the innovation ecosystem.

Technology Transfer Tactics’ Distance Learning Division has partnered with Tech Launch Arizona, a standout program that manages a 1,400+ member expert network of commercialization partners, to lead this important webinar: Building a Powerful, Engaged Network of Commercialization Partners: Spotlight on Tech Launch Arizona, schedule for April 26.

For complete details and to register, CLICK HERE.

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Establishing an Effective Royalty Audit Process for University IP Licenses


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: March 29th, 2017

It’s a fact that royalties can and do get lost in translation, misinterpretation, error, confusion, and lack of oversight. Getting your royalty audit process right can help you avoid potential disputes while maintaining friendly, cooperative relationships with licensees. It can also preserve tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars that might otherwise slip away from your TTO.

That’s why Technology Transfer Tactics’ Distance Learning Division recruited two highly experienced royalty audit professionals to lead this critical session:Establishing an Effective Royalty Audit Process for University IP Licenses, scheduled for April 11. For complete program and faculty details and to register, CLICK HERE.

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Best Practices for Bolstering Economic Development and Building Your University’s Innovation Ecosystem


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: March 29th, 2017

Universities worldwide are being called upon like never before to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and the commercialization of research — and to demonstrate the results of their efforts in terms of economic impact. Jobs and regional economic growth have become some of the new metrics for tech transfer organizations. But large scale economic development initiatives come with equally large challenges, and that’s why Technology Transfer Tactics’ Distance Learning Division has compiled best practice advice from six top university-driven economic development efforts in the practical collection Best Practices for Bolstering Economic Development and Building Your University’s Innovation Ecosystem. In this outstanding distance learning resource, you get these four programs plus more than 50 pages of program materials:

  • SESSION 1: Creating An Accelerator Furnace for University Technology: Arizona State’s Success Story
  • SESSION 2: How To Build and Nurture an Innovation District
  • SESSION 3: Start-Up Accelerator Best Practices: Speed the Launch of Sustainable Businesses
  • SESSION 4: Transform Your TTO Into an Economic Development Engine

Learn how leading universities have made big strides in boosting their regional economies, building out their innovation ecosystems, and getting more research out of the lab and into the marketplace. You get all three convenient formats — DVD, On-Demand Video, and PDF Transcript — and receive unlimited access for you, your staff and faculty. For complete program and faculty details and to order, CLICK HERE >>

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Avoiding Legal Issues that Can Derail University Start-Ups


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: March 22nd, 2017

Launching university start-ups may seem like second nature to many tech transfer professionals, but keeping them protected from legal challenges is anything but simple. Each start-up has its own unique structure when it comes to IP protection, licensing agreements, partnerships and more, so a cookie-cutter approach won’t work.

That’s why Technology Transfer Tactics’ Distance Learning Division has secured Joe Runge, a highly respected attorney who also handles the day-to-day business development management for UNeMed, to lead this important webinar: Avoiding Legal Issues that Can Derail University Start-Ups, scheduled for March 28. This thought-provoking program will teach you how to prepare for — and avoid — some of the toughest legal issues that face university start-ups today.

For complete details and to register, CLICK HERE.

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EAR/ITAR Compliance Workshop: Understanding and Managing Export Control in University Research and Technology Transfer


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: March 15th, 2017

One of the most challenging elements of export control for university research and tech transfer offices is dealing with the transition of controls over technology and technical data. Under U.S. export control regulations, many common university research practices could put you at risk of thousands of dollars in civil or criminal fines or debarment from federal contracts if you haven’t received a “Deemed Export” or technology transfer license.

EAR/ITAR Compliance Workshop: Understanding and Managing Export Control in University Research and Technology Transfer, scheduled for March 23, is an interactive webinar that will review the EAR/ITAR regulations and discuss key definitions of terms related to deemed exports.

Additionally, you will learn about how to establish procedures that ensure you are informed of potential issues early on, allowing you to work with researchers and the export control office to manage them effectively. And at the bottom line, you’ll learn critical steps needed to make certain you can commercialize valuable IP without the threat of noncompliance.

Join expert Kay Ellis, MHR, director of the export control program with the University of Arizona, for this practical and essential webinar – for complete details and to register, CLICK HERE.

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Next week: Determining Inventorship for University IP


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: March 8th, 2017

The legal standard for inventorship is complex and can be particularly difficult in the context of university research. While filing a patent involving sole inventorship is a breeze, it’s rarely the case in the university setting. Joint inventorship is more common, and it is necessary to evaluate whether the contribution of each individual in the lab — including students and post-docs — constitutes inventive activity.

Even more complexity arises when researchers and labs from more than one institution are involved, or when a scientist with a corporate partner has contributed to the innovation. Things can start to get sticky, egos get bruised, and relationships with key inventors and partners can get damaged. Additionally, incorrectly determining inventorship can lead to patenting and commercialization delays and costly legal headaches.

That’s why Technology Transfer Tactics’ Distance Learning Division has secured patent attorney Sherry L. Murphy of Myers Bigel to lead this important webinar: Determining Inventorship for University IP, scheduled for next Thursday, March 16.

For complete details and to register, CLICK HERE.

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