Tech Transfer Central

Improving Data Integrity: Boost TTO Operations and Gain Reliability in Your Invention Management Database

Format: On-Demand Video/Transcript, or DVD
Originally presented: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Price: $197

Tech transfer offices have a multitude of stakeholders to whom they must provide varying types of information. Inventors want to know the status of their invention disclosures, patents, and licenses. Institutional leadership wants to understand summaries of the same, plus financial information, sliced and diced in various ways. Then there are government agencies and trade associations like NIH and AUTM, as well as economic development agencies and other partners.

And beyond all of that, even more important are the operational insights the TTO needs to function at top efficiency and effectiveness:

  • What projects have the highest priority?
  • Who is working on what?
  • What are the upcoming due dates and decision points?
  • What is the status and background of a technology?
  • And so much more, often with critical financial, compliance, and legal implications

Your invention management database is a crucial tool in responding quickly and accurately to both operational and stakeholder reporting needs. But all too often the data TTOs produce falls short of needs and expectations due to errors, inconsistencies, and incompleteness. That’s why Technology Transfer Tactics has created this important distance learning program:

Improving Data Integrity: Boost TTO Operations and Gain Reliability in Your Invention Management Database

Regardless of what type of system you use, you will learn how to significantly improve data collection and reporting to enhance your office’s performance and its responsiveness to stakeholders. Here is a look at the program agenda:

  • What is data integrity and why is it important?
  • Impacts of lack of data integrity
  • Start with the end in mind: What types of reports are likely to be needed?
  • Understanding the current situation: Where are the holes, errors, inconsistencies?
  • Identifying the gap between what you have and what you need
  • Standardizing data entry
  • Tips and tactics for making data clean-up easier
  • Maintaining database integrity going forward
  • Case study

Your Team of Presenters:

Laura A. Schoppe is president of Fuentek, LLC, a consulting firm that provides intellectual property (IP) management and technology transfer servicesto universities, government labs, and corporations worldwide. Schoppe has an extensive background in all aspects of IP management. She has been a lead negotiator for major licensing agreements, strategic relationships, and collaboration agreements at top universities, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies around the world. Her expertise includes building efficient and effective technology management organizations; IP portfolio management; open innovation; technology marketing and strategic communications; negotiating licenses, collaborative R&D partnerships, sponsored research agreements (SRAs), and other deals; and entrepreneurship training for innovators/researchers. She currently serves as the chair for the board of the AUTM Foundation.

Becky Stoughton is a vice president with Fuentek and a Certified Licensing Professional™. She is a technology transfer executive and entrepreneur with more than 26 years of experience, having been director of the Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of Texas at Dallas until 2013. Prior to her career in tech transfer, Stoughton founded or was CEO of several Internet and publishing businesses. She also engaged in engineering management and systems engineering in the defense industry. Stoughton has served on the board of TeXchange (a Texas-based organization for technology entrepreneurs), been a member of AUTM and the Licensing Executives Society, and engaged with several angel investor groups.  She has served as a mentor for the New Hampshire startup accelerator Accelerate NH and for the FIRST® Lego® League Jr. STEAM Ahead program.

About Fuentek

Fuentek provides comprehensive technology-related consulting services for leading university, government, and corporate decision makers around the world. Fuentek’s experienced consultants have a broad range of technical expertise, real-world business experience, and unparalleled communications capabilities. The company meets the specific needs of each client, with a commitment to being value-added in its innovation management, strategic consulting, branding and marketing, deal-making, market research, and training services.

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