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Sublicensing Income: The Words Still Really Matter

This webinar will be recorded on December 17, 2019 and will be available within 30 days of the live event. You may pre-order the webinar now.
This is a topic for university technology transfer professionals and legal counsel who must think about how to structure license agreements, including sublicensing income provisions, years before an invention may generate income. How an agreement defines sublicense income can determine whether a university receives millions of dollars. This webinar will focus on arguments made in court, how they were received, and how certain provisions create incentives for licensees to avoid paying sublicensing income. You will learn about how specific contract language has been interpreted in the courtroom and about the importance of the license's words. Panelists will also provide their experiences and real-world practical insights into sublicensing income clauses.

December 17, 2019

Choosing the Right Open Source License for Your Software

This webinar will be recorded on November 12, 2019 and will be available within 30 days of the live event. You may pre-order the webinar now.
Technology transfer offices are seeing more and more software disclosures. Software developed in research organizations often includes components downloaded from the Internet that include their own license terms and obligations. Meanwhile, researchers often want to release their software under an open source license while pursuing their commercialization interests. How does a licensing professional navigate the multitude of available open source licenses to select the appropriate license? What are the implications of releasing software with an MIT license versus Apache? Will the release of software under an open source license impact its patent filing? Is it possible to build a successful start-up using software released under an open source license? These are just some of the questions we'll tackle.

November 12, 2019

How a Crowd Sourcing Platform Can Help You Build Strong Team

This webinar will be recorded on September 17, 2019 and will be available within 30 days of the live event. You may pre-order the webinar now.
North by Northwest (NxNW) is an £8 million expansion of the successful UK-based Innovation to Commercialization of University Research (ICURe) pilot program that supports getting commercially-promising faculty to market quickly. During this pilot, we identified "business mentors" to help accelerate commercialization and developed a way to engage and incentivize these mentors to support "deal" activity. In order to make the effort scalable, we deployed an online crowd-sourced platform and encouraged our business mentors to follow license-based milestone principles. In this webinar, we will share our experiences identifying external, domain-specific "business mentors" and in building stronger teams.

September 17, 2019

Why Settle? Networking Your Way to Greater Innovation

This webinar will be recorded on September 5, 2019 and will be available within 30 days of the live event. You may pre-order the webinar now.
U.S-based tech transfer offices have supported the contribution of more than $591 billion to the gross domestic product since 1996-but could it have been more? Typical academic commercialization pathways sometimes miss underrepresented entrepreneurs, leaving research in the lab and preventing consumers from accessing valuable science and technology. Tech transfer officers help creative, entrepreneurial scientists achieve their goals by developing effective networks. Networks help us access ideas, recruitment sources, partnerships, mentoring opportunities, novel perspectives, capital, and the latest innovations. In this webinar, we will cover the key characteristics of effective networks and provide strategies for both assessing and growing your network. Funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the nation's leader in entrepreneurship innovation, S2M has been used to develop and test promising practices for inclusive decision-making, advancing STEM founders from groups that have often been overlooked by entrepreneurial support.

September 05, 2019

SBIR/STTR: What University Staff Should Know

This webinar will be recorded on August 20, 2019 and will be available within 30 days of the live event. You may pre-order the webinar now.
Universities and other nonprofit research institutions continue to face challenges finding funding and technology development opportunities for their organizations. Partnering with small businesses can generate synergies for leveraging greater opportunities, especially when technology managers take the helm to navigate their university and researchers to a successful collaboration. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, also known as America's Seed Fund, are some of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the US. These programs allow US-owned and operated small businesses to engage in federal research and development that has a strong potential for commercialization. These funds are specific budget set-asides reserved for small business research, but universities and nonprofit research institutions can partner with a small business to access these funds as sub-awardees. Under the SBIR program, universities and nonprofit research institutions usually play key roles as collaborators for small businesses, while under the STTR program, the small businesses must formally collaborate with a university or nonprofit research institution to qualify for the funding opportunity. In addition to access to these funds, the SBIR and STTR programs can also provide technology development and licensing opportunities for university-owned technologies. In this session, we'll discuss how for universities, it can be a win-win for those knowing what's available and how to proactively engage for the institution and its researchers.

August 20, 2019

Strategies & Programs for De-Risking Medical Device Commerci

Bringing a new medical device to market can be an expensive and time-consuming process fraught with risk. This webinar will provide you with a better understanding of the process and challenges of commercializing medical device technologies. We will address, among other topics, the general regulatory processes, market risks and technology risks.

August 01, 2019

Drug Repurposing from a University Perspective

This webinar will be recorded on June 19, 2019 and will be available within 30 days of the live event. You may pre-order the webinar now.
The repurposing of therapies for alternative disease indications is an attractive approach that can save significant investments of time and money during drug development. It can also generate highly marketable technologies for the savvy university. Repurposed drugs are generally approved faster, are awarded market approval at a rate three times higher than new drug applications, and at half the cost associated with new drug applications. Academic researchers have successfully begun integrating repurposing into their grant applications from both federal and private donors. In this webinar, we will discuss these themes as well as what, from a university perspective, can lead to a successful program in licensing repurposed drug assets. Particular emphasis will placed on how to develop strong patent strategies for repurposed drug assets.

June 19, 2019

Bayh-Dole Reporting: How-to for Compliance Managers

This webinar provides an overview of the Bayh-Dole reporting requirements, focusing on the newly revised regulations, commonly referred to as "Bayh-Dole II." Participants receive guidance on the information and tools needed for the proper and timely reporting of inventions, patents, and utilization reports in iEdison and recommendations on how institutions can clear outstanding iEdison notifications.

May 22, 2019

Reporting Inventions to Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employs more than five thousand clinicians and investigators conducting research activities, the majority of which are dually appointed at an academic affiliate. We will discuss how to report inventions when an inventor holds an appointment with the VA and how this might differ from other federal agencies. The presentation will provide background of the VA Technology Transfer Program and short-term goals.

May 08, 2019
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