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Considerations for Establishing an In-House Legal Team for Your TTO

Format: Live Webinar, On-Demand Video, DVD, or PDF Transcript
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ~ 1:00-2:00 pm (Eastern Time)

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When asked about the benefits of bringing legal services in-house, most TTOs that have gone the in-house route cite the cost savings. Sure, minimizing your legal spending is important, but there are many other reasons why having an internal legal team makes sense.

Technology Transfer Tactics’ Distance Learning Division has invited Laura Fahey Fritts from Emory University to lead this one-hour, case-study style presentation. She will discuss how Emory came to the decision to handle almost all of its legal work in-house and what makes the group so beneficial to the TTO and researchers alike.  Ms. Fritts will discuss how having an in-house patent counsel has improved:

    • The TTO’s ability to stay within its patent budget
    • Customer service to inventors
    • The relationship between license associates and patent prosecutors – leading to stronger claims

Considerations for Establishing an In-House Legal Team for Your TTO

This webinar will address how the in-house patent group is run and managed, the limitations of in-house patent counsel’s work, and the key factors to consider before setting up your own internal patent group.  Other topics addressed include:

  • Evaluating the pros and cons of in-house counsel
  • Best practices for forecasting and managing patent expenses and reimbursement
  • Examples of improved patent-related communication and inventor relations
  • Understanding the limitations of in-house patent counsel

PLUS! Get all of your questions answered during the interactive Q&A portion of the program!

Meet Your Session Leader:

Laura Fahey FrittsLaura Fahey Fritts
Director of Patent and License Strategy and Chief Intellectual Property Officer
Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Ms. Fritts joined Emory’s Office of Technology Transfer in 2014. She manages Emory’s in-house patent group, assists the licensing team with license negotiation, monitors licensees’ performance post-license, and ensures the university’s compliance with all government reporting obligations under the Bayh-Dole Act. Ms. Fritts serves on the Executive Committee for the Atlanta IP Inn of Court, sits on the Advisory Board for Georgia PATENTS, and has taught Patent Law at Emory Law School.

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