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Bridge the Gap Between Inventor and IP Attorney: How to Bullet-Proof Your Patents with Airtight Written Descriptions

Posted September 5th, 2023 in Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, IP Attorney Resource Center, Legal Issues, Patents, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

The written description is one of the most important elements of any patent, impacting not only overall patentability but the validity of every claim, while also serving as the front line defense against invalidity challenges. And that description starts with the inventor, not the attorney drafting the patent. Yet the language of the inventor and […]

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Career Development Strategies for Tech Transfer Professionals and Recent Trends in Hiring and Retaining TTO Staff

Posted August 22nd, 2023 in Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Publisher, Staffing, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

This Program is Generously Sponsored by: Tech transfer is a highly competitive field with much opportunity for growth. While TTOs across the country continue to experience high turnover and recruitment challenges, tech transfer professionals are demanding better work/life balance, pay commensurate with their experience and location, as well as non-monetary benefits. A perfect storm is […]

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IP Negotiation Strategies in University-Industry Partnerships: Perspectives From Both Sides of the Table

Posted August 11th, 2023 in Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Industry Engagement, Legal Issues, Partnerships, Publisher, Sponsored Research, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Intellectual property rights are at the heart of virtually every research collaboration between academia and industry, and the negotiation around IP is often contentious, frustrating – and too often a deal-breaker. Every negotiation is unique and loaded with complexity. By gaining practical knowledge of the various situations that arise in these negotiations – and the creative […]

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Best Practices for TTOs and University Spinouts in Working with Contract Research Organizations

Posted August 1st, 2023 in Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Medical Devices, Partnerships, Pharma / Biotech, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

As industry and investors have become more risk averse, universities have increasingly turned to internal de-risking strategies for drug candidates to better attract potential licensees or to advance their faculty start-ups. However, the de-risking process can present a daunting hurdle that can stop what could be a life-saving innovation in its tracks. As a result, […]

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University Plant Breeding Programs

Posted July 13th, 2023 in Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Legal Issues, Patents, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Plant breeding is a huge part of the agricultural economy, and for many TTOs it’s huge part of their tech transfer licensing activity that’s not only a source of revenue, but also a source of economic growth for the agricultural economy. In fact, in 2020 alone, universities had a part in contributing upwards of $1.055 […]

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Interns as Force Multipliers and Difference Makers for TTOs

Posted July 11th, 2023 in Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Performance Improvement, Publisher, Staffing, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

If you view your interns as just a set of extra hands to help handle a busy workload, you’re selling yourself, your interns, and your TTO short.  A well-oiled intern program is more than just extra help — it can actually have a huge impact on your TTO’s productivity and overall performance. Whether they’re assisting […]

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Fundamentals of Preparing a Winning NSF Proposal: An SBIR/STTR Workshop

Posted July 10th, 2023 in Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Funding, Medical Devices, Pharma / Biotech, Publisher, Sponsored Research, Start-Ups, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

In June 2023, leading SBIR/STTR expert Sonia Vohnout, President & Founder of OppsSpot, LLC, led a highly praised webinar guiding attendees through NIH SBIR/STTR proposal development, and now she’s turning her attention – and her expertise – to National Science Foundation proposals. The submission window is now open, so it’s time to get busy!    […]

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Building a Strong, Diverse Talent Pipeline: A Key to Forging Long-Lasting Corporate Partnerships

Posted June 22nd, 2023 in Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Economic Development, Format, Industry Engagement, Partnerships, Publisher, Sponsored Research, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Industry needs your university’s help in building a future-ready workforce. Your ability to satisfy their talent needs can bring with it a steady stream of valuable partnerships and expansion of existing collaborations. But you’ve got to know how to grab the opportunities and effectively tailor your talent development programs.    To help you attract more […]

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Preparing for and Surviving Due Diligence for University Startups

Posted June 15th, 2023 in Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Funding, Publisher, Start-Ups, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

For university start-ups seeking equity financing, the due diligence process is an often difficult final step before the funding you’ve worked so hard to acquire becomes a reality. It’s critical that you be prepared – or risk having those funds disappear before your eyes. The scope of the due diligence investigation can differ based on […]

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Beyond the Patent: Maximizing IP Licensing Revenues with Trade Secrets and Know-How

Posted June 7th, 2023 in Contracting, Licensing & Negotiation, Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Legal Issues, Patents, Performance Improvement, Portfolio Management, Publisher, Specials, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

It’s quite possible, and even likely, that your tech transfer office is leaving significant licensing revenues on the table by ignoring two categories of IP: Know-how and trade secrets. These oft-overlooked areas represent valuable assets that can increase total revenues when paired with a patent license or, particularly with trade secrets, bring in new revenues […]

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SBIR and STTR Workshop: Fundamentals of a Winning NIH Proposal

Posted May 11th, 2023 in Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Format, Funding, Medical Devices, Pharma / Biotech, Publisher, Sponsored Research, Start-Ups, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

Did you know? The NIH small business funding programs are the largest source of early-stage capital for the life sciences in the U.S.? These programs set aside over $1.3 billion in non-dilutive funds every year — specifically to support small business research and development into life science and medical start-ups, a large percentage of which […]

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Social Innovation and Tech Transfer: Creating a Pathway to Greater Impact

Posted May 8th, 2023 in Distance Learning, Distance Learning Division, Economic Development, Format, Partnerships, Performance Improvement, Publisher, Tech Transfer Central, What's New

“Impact.” It’s a word many TTOs are focused on more than ever as university leadership increasingly pushes to demonstrate the tangible benefits of research commercialization activity for their communities. While for many that has meant demonstrating the impact on job creation and economic development, the spotlight is now extending to social innovation that translates research […]

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