Industry-Sponsored Research Week

Webinar this Thursday: Fortifying Inventorship Policies to Avoid Disputes and Ensure Maximum IP Protection


By David Schwartz
Published: February 23rd, 2021

In the university setting, determining IP inventorship is complex. Steps must be taken to evaluate whether the contribution of each individual in the lab — including students and post-docs — meets the inventive activity requirements according to the Patent Act. Add in researchers from more than one institution or a corporate partner, and things can get very sticky.

Given the stakes, it’s critical that your university fortify its inventorship policies to guide PIs in determining the level of inventorship each individual who contributed to the IP deserves. 

Without clearly defined policy and practices, egos can get bruised, relationships can get damaged, and dollars due to the university and its researchers can be lost. What’s more, incorrectly determining inventorship can lead to patenting delays and costly litigation.

Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has teamed up with Paul E. Rauch, PhD, Founding and Managing Partner of Evan Law Group, for this practical webinar coming this Thursday, February 25th: Fortifying Inventorship Policies to Avoid Disputes and Ensure Maximum IP Protection. Attendees will review how inventorship is determined, what information needs to be collected for proper determination, and how well-defined policy can support those imperatives and avert future disputes. You will also learn about common inventorship problems and tips to avoid or solve them.

For complete details or to register, click here.

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Effective Models of University-Industry Engagement: Case Studies in Success


By David Schwartz
Published: February 23rd, 2021

As part of its mission to support holistic industry engagement and assist universities in attracting more corporate partners, University-Industry Engagement Advisor has produced a distance learning collection featuring four leading universities that have used innovative strategies and proven programs to achieve robust relationships with corporate partners. Kansas State University, Brown University, the University of Georgia, and the University at Buffalo are prime examples of how to foster welcoming and comprehensive industry engagement initiatives that result in research funding, job creation, philanthropic funding, talent pipeline development, and economic development.

Effective Models of University-Industry Engagement: Case Studies in Success features the details behind each of these program in four in-depth presentations. The collection comes complete with the original program materials in on-demand video and print transcript — so you can listen and share with your entire staff at your convenience.

For complete details on this valuable collection, click here.

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Fortifying Inventorship Policies to Avoid Disputes and Ensure Maximum IP Protection


By Jason Norris
Published: February 9th, 2021

In the university setting, determining IP inventorship is complex. Steps must be taken to evaluate whether the contribution of each individual in the lab — including students and post-docs — meets the inventive activity requirements according to the Patent Act. Add in researchers from more than one institution or a corporate partner, and things can get very sticky.

Given the stakes, it’s critical that your university fortify its inventorship policies to guide PIs in determining the level of inventorship each individual who contributed to the IP deserves. 

Without clearly defined policy and practices, egos can get bruised, relationships can get damaged, and dollars due to the university and its researchers can be lost. What’s more, incorrectly determining inventorship can lead to patenting delays and costly litigation.

Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has teamed up with Paul E. Rauch, PhD, Founding and Managing Partner of Evan Law Group, for this practical webinar that will review how inventorship is determined, what information needs to be collected for proper determination, and how well-defined policy can support those imperatives and avert future disputes. You will also learn about common inventorship problems and tips to avoid or solve them. For complete details or to register, click here.

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Fortifying Inventorship Policies to Avoid Disputes and Ensure Maximum IP Protection


By David Schwartz
Published: February 2nd, 2021

In the university setting, determining IP inventorship is complex. Steps must be taken to evaluate whether the contribution of each individual in the lab — including students and post-docs — meets the inventive activity requirements according to the Patent Act. Add in researchers from more than one institution or a corporate partner, and things can get very sticky.

Given the stakes, it’s critical that your university fortify its inventorship policies to guide PIs in determining the level of inventorship each individual who contributed to the IP deserves. 

Without clearly defined policy and practices, egos can get bruised, relationships can get damaged, and dollars due to the university and its researchers can be lost. What’s more, incorrectly determining inventorship can lead to patenting delays and costly litigation.

Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has teamed up with Paul E. Rauch, PhD, Founding and Managing Partner of Evan Law Group, for this practical webinar that will review how inventorship is determined, what information needs to be collected for proper determination, and how well-defined policy can support those imperatives and avert future disputes.  You will also learn about common inventorship problems and tips to avoid or solve them.

For complete details or to register, click here.

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Best Practices in University Research and Tech Transfer Compliance


By David Schwartz
Published: February 2nd, 2021

When it comes to matters of regulatory compliance in research, there is no room for error. Fortunately, strong education and airtight monitoring systems can prevent the damaging consequences of non-compliance that can result in a black mark on your university’s reputation — as well as its future research funding.

That’s why we’ve created the Best Practices in University Research and Tech Transfer Compliance distance learning collection. The collection consists of three distance learning programs, complete with all original program materials, filled with expert compliance guidance related to the Bayh-Dole Act, reporting guidelines for iEdison, and SBIR/STTR funding regulations.

You’ll receive the recorded programs in our digital package — on-demand video, transcript, and original Powerpoint slides — so you can listen and share them without limitation among staff and faculty throughout your organization. It’s a great addition to your training library you can use over and over again.

The three programs included are:

  • Bayh-Dole Compliance Check-up: Effectively Address the Challenge of Complacency
  • Maintaining Compliance with iEdison: A Practical Guide for Universities
  • Avoid SBIR/STTR Fraud and Abuse Allegations in University Research

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Webinar this Thursday: Partnering with Your University’s Alumni Relations Department to Nurture Innovation Partnerships and Funding Opportunities


By David Schwartz
Published: January 26th, 2021

Your university has thousands of cheerleaders on the sidelines. It’s time to get them in the game! Alumni are by far your biggest supporters, and with the right outreach and engagement strategies you can tap into that “fan base” to connect with potential research partners, angel and VC investors, local business connections, and start-up support. Skilled and experienced alumni can be crucial not only to faculty and student founders through mentoring and networking, but as that all-important link for introductions to the right people at the right time to move innovations forward.

But too many TTOs are left siloed away from these key potential contacts and supporters. That’s why it’s so important to strike up a solid relationship with your alumni relations department. They are best equipped to capture the attention of alumni, provide key intelligence on their interests, and make critical connections that could be vital to your commercialization projects and your start-up founders.

Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has teamed up with members of Rutgers University’s Innovation Ventures and its Corporate Engagement Center to bring you this insightful, strategy-filled webinar: Partnering with Your University’s Alumni Relations Department to Nurture Innovation Partnerships and Funding Opportunities, scheduled for January 28th. For complete faculty and program details, or to register, click here.

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Effective Models of University-Industry Engagement: Case Studies in Success


By David Schwartz
Published: January 26th, 2021

As part of its mission to support holistic industry engagement and assist universities in attracting more corporate partners, University-Industry Engagement Advisor has produced a distance learning collection featuring four leading universities that have used innovative strategies and proven programs to achieve robust relationships with corporate partners. Kansas State University, Brown University, the University of Georgia, and the University at Buffalo are prime examples of how to foster welcoming and comprehensive industry engagement initiatives that result in research funding, job creation, philanthropic funding, talent pipeline development, and economic development.

Effective Models of University-Industry Engagement: Case Studies in Success features the details behind each of these programs in four in-depth presentations. The collection comes complete with the original program materials and includes on-demand video as well as transcripts — so you can listen and share them with your entire staff at your convenience.

For complete details on this valuable collection, click here.

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Partnering with Your University’s Alumni Relations Department to Nurture Innovation Partnerships and Funding Opportunities


By David Schwartz
Published: January 19th, 2021

Your university has thousands of cheerleaders on the sidelines. Alumni are by far your biggest supporters, and with the right outreach and engagement strategies you can tap into that “fan base” to connect with potential research partners, angel and VC investors, local business connections, and start-up support. Skilled and experienced alumni can be crucial not only to faculty and student founders through mentoring and networking, but as that all-important link for introductions to the right people at the right time to move innovations forward.

But too many TTOs are left siloed away from these key potential contacts and supporters. That’s why it’s so important to strike up a solid relationship with your alumni relations department. They are best equipped to capture the attention of alumni, provide key intelligence on their interests, and make critical connections that could be vital to your commercialization projects and your start-up founders.

Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has teamed up with members of Rutgers University’s Innovation Ventures and its Corporate Engagement Center to bring you this insightful, strategy-filled webinar: Partnering with Your University’s Alumni Relations Department to Nurture Innovation Partnerships and Funding Opportunities, scheduled for January 28th. For complete faculty and program details, or to register, click here.

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Risk Assessment and Reporting Requirements for Foreign Research Relationships


By David Schwartz
Published: January 19th, 2021

More than a dozen major research institutions are under federal investigation for failure to disclose foreign research ties, and over 50 universities have now been asked to investigate specific threats. Several labs have seen researchers arrested or fired over failure to disclose foreign relationships and funding, and the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal agencies continue to focus on potential security risks associated with foreign talent recruitment programs. 

It’s a problem that isn’t going away. That’s why Tech Transfer Central has created this distance learning collection dedicated to improving your assessment strategies and compliance with reporting requirements. Risk Assessment and Reporting Requirements for Foreign Research Relationships features two recorded programs in our digital package format — on-demand video and transcript — so you can view and share them with your entire staff on or off campus at your convenience. The two programs are:

  • Navigating Foreign Relationships and Reporting Requirements in University Research, presented by: David Ivey, UT-Austin’s Export Control Officer and Export Compliance Counsel, who provides a solid plan of action for both policy and real-world compliance practice.
  • Mitigating Risks Associated with Foreign Research Collaborators, presented by: Wendy Epley, Principal, Wendy Epley Consulting. You’ll learn how to comply with the added security measures being required by federal agencies, identify red flags, and spot subtle clues of inappropriate foreign influence so your university can protect its research and its reputation.

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Reinforcing University IP Policies to Protect Data Ownership & Monetization


By David Schwartz
Published: January 12th, 2021

In recent years, data output among research institutions has expanded exponentially. And while virtually all institutions have patent policies in place covering ownership and handling of patentable inventions, data policies are still very mixed and sometimes completely absent. As more and more institutions monetize their data, the importance of a well-considered institutional data policy has become critical.

That’s why Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has teamed up with two attorneys from Amster, Rothstein and Ebenstein, LLP, along with data licensing experts from both MIT and Duke University, to bring you this critical presentation: Reinforcing University IP Policies to Protect Data Ownership & Monetization, scheduled for January 26th.

Register today to learn how to examine your existing IP policies for all types of data coverage, identify gaps that need reinforcing, and gain a solid understanding of the controlling federal regulations as well as potential liabilities. Our world-class panel will also cover licensing and royalty distribution issues, along with risks and best practices related to data storage, retention, and access. For complete details and to register, click here.

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Partnering with Your University’s Alumni Relations Department to Nurture Innovation Partnerships and Funding Opportunities


By David Schwartz
Published: January 5th, 2021

Your university has thousands of cheerleaders on the sidelines. Alumni are by far your biggest supporters, and with the right outreach and engagement strategies you can tap into that “fan base” to connect with potential research partners, angel and VC investors, local business connections, and start-up support. Skilled and experienced alumni can be crucial not only to faculty and student founders through mentoring and networking, but as that all-important link for introductions to the right people at the right time to move innovations forward.

But too many TTOs are left siloed away from these key potential contacts and supporters. That’s why it’s so important to strike up a solid relationship with your alumni relations department. They are best equipped to capture the attention of alumni, provide key intelligence on their interests, and make critical connections that could be vital to your commercialization projects and your start-up founders.

Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has teamed up with members of Rutgers University’s Innovation Ventures and its Corporate Engagement Center to bring you this insightful, strategy-filled webinar: Partnering with Your University’s Alumni Relations Department to Nurture Innovation Partnerships and Funding Opportunities, scheduled for January 28th.

For complete faculty and program details, or to register, click here.

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Partnering with Your University’s Alumni Relations Department to Nurture Innovation Partnerships and Funding Opportunities


By David Schwartz
Published: December 22nd, 2020

Your university has thousands of cheerleaders on the sidelines. Alumni are by far your biggest supporters, and with the right outreach and engagement strategies you can tap into that “fan base” to connect with potential research partners, angel and VC investors, local business connections, and start-up support. Skilled and experienced alumni can be crucial not only to faculty and student founders through mentoring and networking, but as that all-important link for introductions to the right people at the right time to move innovations forward.

But too many TTOs are left siloed away from these key potential contacts and supporters. That’s why it’s so important to strike up a solid relationship with your alumni relations department. They are best equipped to capture the attention of alumni, provide key intelligence on their interests, and make critical connections that could be vital to your commercialization projects and your start-up founders.

That’s why Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has teamed up with members of Rutgers University’s Innovation Ventures and its Corporate Engagement Center to bring you this insightful, strategy-filled webinar: Partnering with Your University’s Alumni Relations Department to Nurture Innovation Partnerships and Funding Opportunities, scheduled for January 28th.

For complete faculty and program details, or to register, click here.

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