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Alternative Equity and Exit Strategies for University Startups

June 16th, 2022 · No Comments · Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Funding, Publisher, Specials, Start-Ups, Tech Transfer Central, Valuation, What's New

“That’s the way we’ve always done it” is a phrase — and an attitude — that is often cited as a critical danger sign for any organization. In a fast-changing world — including the world of university start-ups — evolving and adapting to changing market conditions is imperative. And that applies perhaps most directly to […]

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Case Study of the Ohio State University’s Technology Commercialization Office Risk Analysis Tool

April 28th, 2022 · No Comments · Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Performance Improvement, Portfolio Management, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Risk is something tech transfer professionals live with every day – compliance risk, COI risk, legal risk, underfunding and understaffing risks, infringement risk, start-up failure risk, licensee noncompliance risk, and many others – some easily defined and others that might not be obvious but can still have a negative impact on your TTO’s performance and […]

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Supporting University Startups with a Robust and Effective Venture Mentor Network

April 21st, 2022 · No Comments · Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Faculty & Corporate Outreach, Format, Performance Improvement, Publisher, Start-Ups, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

It’s been proven time and again that effective mentorship is one of the most critical factors in determining a start-up’s success. The best mentoring programs provide their founders with conflict-free, unbiased advice and guidance that drastically increases the probability of success. But any old mentor won’t do. Curating a network of mentors with proven track-records […]

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Best Practices for Monetizing Patents: A Virtual Summit

April 15th, 2022 · No Comments · Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Patents, Portfolio Management, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, Valuation, What's New

Your patent portfolio reflects decades of painstaking research and millions of dollars of investment, not to mention the cost of filing for and maintaining the patents. That’s why it is so important to be fully prepared when it comes time to monetize your valuable patent assets. This virtual summit will take you through the gamut […]

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What’s Next in Research Security Compliance?

April 8th, 2022 · No Comments · Compliance, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Legal Issues, Publisher, Sponsored Research, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Compliance with federal research security regulations – particularly those related to improper foreign research influence – have been a major source of frustration and risk for universities and their research faculty over the last several years. Federal investigations, penalties, and even criminal prosecutions have been all too common, bringing unwanted attention and reputational damage – […]

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Effective Management of Material Transfer and Data Use Agreements

March 31st, 2022 · No Comments · Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Industry Engagement, Legal Issues, Partnerships, Performance Improvement, Publisher, Sponsored Research, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Material transfer and data use agreements between universities, industry sponsors, and other outside collaborators are often viewed as routine. Yet the IP, privacy, and legal implications of these agreements – and the sheer number that must be effectively tracked and managed – tell a different story. These agreements are critical to the operation – and […]

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New Models and Best Practices in Express-Style Licensing

March 14th, 2022 · No Comments · Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Faculty & Corporate Outreach, Format, Performance Improvement, Publisher, Start-Ups, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

“Express” licenses have become a widely used tool in tech transfer, with a wide range of models all seeking the same goal: standardizing agreement terms to dramatically speed licensing and start-up formation. These quick agreements provide a transparent, streamlined pathway for faculty start-ups — and in some cases outside companies — to gain access to […]

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IP Docketing Best Practices for TTOs: Strategies for Avoiding Risks to Your IP Portfolio

February 28th, 2022 · No Comments · Compliance, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Legal Issues, Performance Improvement, Portfolio Management, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Protecting your university’s IP is a critical task vested with most TTOs, and one vital component to securing that protection is managing important deadlines and maintaining an accurate database for the hundreds of projects that IP managers and docketing staff must handle on a daily basis. Between the USPTO, iEdison, the EPO, and other international […]

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Sublicensing and Enforcement Terms in Patent License Agreements: Expert Guidance on Drafting and Negotiation

February 21st, 2022 · No Comments · Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Legal Issues, Patents, Publisher, Specials, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Two in-depth programs filled with critical licensing guidance for just $279 — a savings of $125 off the programs priced separately Universities and their tech transfer offices must be prudent when negotiating terms for agreements granting rights to third parties in university-developed inventions. Among many considerations are sublicensing rights, the scope of those rights (e.g., […]

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Strategies to Avoid Public Disclosures of Unprotected IP… and Damage Control Tactics for When Leaks Occur

February 18th, 2022 · No Comments · Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Faculty & Corporate Outreach, Format, Legal Issues, Patents, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

University researchers are under constant pressure to collaborate with research partners and sponsors, share their work with their colleagues, help attract funding, and publish papers for tenure consideration.  However, in a nightmare scenario that most tech transfer professionals have experienced, an inventor can destroy the novelty of his or her invention, jeopardize its patentability, and […]

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Using Convertible Notes and SAFEs in University Startup Licensing: Strategy and Tactics for Equity Alternatives

February 16th, 2022 · No Comments · Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Funding, Publisher, Start-Ups, Tech Transfer Central, Valuation, What's New

Convertible promissory notes, SAFEs, and other convertible instruments are very widely used in early-stage venture capital rounds. Unlike an early-stage (“priced round”) stock investment, these convertible instruments are frequently designed to defer the challenging task of valuation to a future time. When a university takes equity in an early-stage company, it faces a similarly challenging […]

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Capitalizing on Federal Funding Opportunities to Build Communities of Innovation Around Universities

February 7th, 2022 · No Comments · Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Economic Development, Format, Funding, Performance Improvement, Publisher, Start-Ups, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Last year, 526 communities from all 50 states applied to win a piece of the $1 Billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. Many of these submissions were led by universities or had significant college or university involvement. The contest is down to 60 Phase One winners that will be whittled down by the EDA to […]

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