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Anatomy of an IP License Agreement: Webinar Workshop for Tech Transfer Professionals

Format: Live Webinar, On-Demand Video/Transcript, or DVD
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 ~ 1:00-2:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Coronavirus update: Orders for all live programs will include up to five additional lines at no additional charge for staff within your organization who can attend remotely, and all live programs will include our digital package. Click here for more details.


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Price: $197
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Every license negotiation and resulting agreement is different, but they all share one thing in common: using clear, well-defined terms is important to clarify the rights and obligations of each party and to align the parties’ interests in moving academic innovations to the market place. From royalty calculations and equity provisions to patent prosecution costs and sublicensing – and everything in between – the details in that agreement are critical to get right for your inventors, your TTO, your licensee, and your university.

Having a solid foundation of expertise in drafting those terms and provisions can make all the difference – and it’s even more critical for new licensing staff (though even the grizzled veterans can always use a refresher).

That’s why Tech Transfer Central’s Distance Learning Division has tapped Director of Licensing for the University of Michigan Bryce Pilz to lead this intensive 90-minute webinar workshop. Mr. Pilz will use a real license agreement and dissect it to discuss each section in depth. Join us for:

Anatomy of an IP License Agreement: Webinar Workshop for Tech Transfer Professionals

Here’s a brief look at the agenda:

  • Provide an in-depth analysis of an actual license and discuss:
    • The purpose of each section
    • Common issues/questions raised by licensees
    • Provisions that are negotiable and common fall-back arrangements
    • How to draft and communicate terms to licensees and inventors
    • Provisions specific to inventions from particular funding sources (government agencies, charitable organizations, etc.)
  • Common mistakes and oversights that can cause trouble later
  • How definitions can be “re-interpreted” by licensees, and how to nail them down
  • Differences between exclusive and non-exclusive licenses and how these change based on stakeholders
  • Walk the path from drafting to signing to setting up a post-license monitoring system

Plus: Get all of your questions answered during the interactive Q&A.

Meet Your Program Leader:

Bryce PilzBryce Pilz
Director of Licensing
U-M Tech Transfer

As the Director of Licensing for U-M Tech Transfer, Bryce supports the U-M licensing staff in working with faculty from around campus to commercialize inventions created at U-M. Bryce works closely with partners from other entrepreneurship-related programs to support technology venture creation and entrepreneurship at U-M.

Prior to assuming a leadership role at U-M Tech Transfer, Bryce served on the faculty at U-M Law School where he co-founded the Entrepreneurship Clinic and taught courses related to IP Strategy and Venture Capital. Bryce previously practiced law at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in the firm’s intellectual property practice and clerked for the Hon. Amy J. St. Eve in the Northern District of Illinois. He has also served as Associate General Counsel at the University of Michigan, where he worked with the Office of Technology Transfer on start-ups and licensing. Bryce has served as a National Science Foundation I-Corps mentor and a Techstars Mentor.

Bryce is co-chair of the University of Michigan MCity Legal & Insurance Working Group and has published on autonomous and connected vehicles, IP valuation, student intellectual property, experiential learning for contracts courses, and securities laws.

Coronavirus update

In response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus and our customers’ efforts to minimize exposure through travel restrictions, at-home work, and reductions in internal gatherings for training and education, we are temporarily expanding our distance learning offerings to make all programs more accessible. Orders for all live programs will include up to five additional lines at no additional charge for staff within your organization who can attend remotely, and all live programs will include our digital package – the on-demand video and print transcript. These will be delivered soon after the live program with no extra fee. In the current climate resulting from pandemic control efforts, we hope these additional access options will help your organization continue to receive important professional education and training safely and regardless of travel and social distancing restrictions.   

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Registration is $197 and allows access to one web connection and phone line for an unlimited number of people to listen in your organization. Gather your entire staff for maximum benefit.

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The on-demand digital package of this program includes the online video and digital transcript from the live program as well as the original program materials. Just choose your preferred format at checkout. A DVD copy of the program is also available as a $50 add-on.

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CLP and CLE Credits Available

Many state bars require written certification of attendance from the program sponsor. When you receive the access instructions for a live webinar, you will be directed to a webpage to download program materials. Included in these materials is an attendance form which should be completed and returned to us immediately following the presentation.

Please review your State Bar’s policy on distance learning credits prior to submitting the non-refundable application fee. We submit CLE applications (excluding NY, NJ, IL, LA & PA) for an additional $50 (unless otherwise specified upon checkout). Approval times vary per state and cover all attorneys in attendance. Application is not a guarantee of approval and attendance forms must be submitted following the program.

CLP Credits are also available.

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