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AI and Precision Medicine: IP and Licensing Opportunities

This webinar will be recorded live on October 29, 2020. The recording will be available within 30 days of the event date. You may pre-order the recording here.

Increasingly, artificial intelligence (AI) is being applied in the medical field. From disease-specific diagnostics to patient-precise surgery and therapeutics, the AI architecture employs analytical software and patient-based training data. In this session, we'll discuss how universities, especially those affiliated with a medical school or research hospital, may be uniquely suited to license training data separately from analytical software. Collaborating universities and affiliates may pool their training data, resulting in a data collection that is in high demand by industry and new licensing opportunities.

October 29, 2020

Be a Pitching Coach: Teaching Researchers How to Communicate

This webinar will be recorded live on September 23, 2020. The recording will be available within 30 days of the event date. You may pre-order the recording here.

Researchers know their technology better than anyone. This means they can be a technology transfer office's (TTO) greatest asset when pitching to prospective licensees and partners. Ironically, it also means they can be (shall we say) a bit of a liability in marketing interactions. This session will help TTOs give researchers the skills and insights they need to stay on the asset side of the technology marketing balance sheet. You will come away with helpful tools you can use immediately, including effective coaching techniques, how to prepare for specific licensing targets, and recommendations for training frequency and follow-up.

September 23, 2020

Negotiating IP With Foundation Grant-Makers

This webinar will be recorded on September 16, 2020 and will be available within 30 days of the live event. You may pre-order the webinar now.
Nonprofit foundations and charities can be a critical source of research support. Increasingly, foundations are taking a more assertive approach to managing the intellectual property (IP) that arises from funded projects. How can technology transfer professionals navigate these changing and challenging expectations from foundation grant-makers? Panel topics will include understanding the foundation-side rationale and their interest in more extensive IP management, strategies for negotiating IP language with foundations, and avoiding conflict between the tech transfer office and other academic stakeholders. You'll take away a host of best practices for negotiating with foundations.

September 16, 2020

Top 10 Court Decisions of the Year that Affect Licensing

In this session, we will identify and discuss the "Top 10" court decisions in the past 12 months that affect licensing. We will discuss each case and its impact on how we draft and negotiate patent license agreements. You will learn about cases that addressed:

- the scope of arbitration clauses and who decides that scope;
- whether licensees can be required to pay royalties during the time they are challenging patent validity in the courts;
- the interpretation of "Entire Agreement," "Termination," and "Forum Selection" clauses;
- whether exlusive licensees have standing to enforce the license patents; and
- other issues you should consider when drafting and negotiating patent license agreements.

August 26, 2020

Plant Variety Protection for Sexually Propagated, Tuber Prop

This webinar will be recorded live on August 5, 2020. The recording will be available within 30 days of the event date. You may pre-order the recording here.
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Section 10108) recently amended the Plant Variety Protection Act to include protection of asexually reproduced varieties. This webinar will give an overview of the US Department of Agriculture Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO) and describe the application, examination, and certificate issuance processes for sexually propagated, tuber propagated and asexually reproduced varieties The webinar will also explain how to register for, and use, the PVPO electronic application system (ePVP) - an application management system that provides a seamless interface between customers and PVPO, from application submission and amendment, fee payment, application examination, to correspondence with PVPO staff. PVPO's relationship with the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) will be discussed including clarification and guidance for submitting a complete application, and the PVPO process of examining Distinctness, Uniformity, and Stability.

August 05, 2020

TLO Toolbox: Hammer Out Successful License Agreements

This webinar will be recorded on July 30, 2020 and will be available within 30 days of the live event. You may pre-order the webinar now.
In this session, we'll talk about joint ownership as well as exclusive vs. non-exclusive licensing arrangements. We'll also delve into the impact of these arrangements on the use of a terminal disclaimer to overcome a double patenting rejection. Finally, we will discuss licensing strategies to maximize flexibility for patent prosecution.

July 30, 2020

The Basics of Cooperative Research and Development Agreement

Cooperative Research and Development Agreements or CRADAs are the principal mechanism used by federal labs to collaborate with non-federal entities. Universities have entered into thousands of successful research collaborations with federal labs in almost every area of science and engineering. CRADAs fall outside the usual government procurement and grants rules and regulations. This webinar will provide a basic overview of what CRADAs are and can do for you.

July 08, 2020

IP Opportunities and Pitfalls in Protecting Blockchain Tech

Learn the basics of patenting blockchain technology! We'll start by demystifying blockchain technology. Then we'll guide you on which aspects of blockchain innovations can be patent protected. Learn what information to gather and include in disclosures. Receive tips and tricks to improve patent eligibility and avoid divided infringement.

June 10, 2020
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