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How Can I Make the Most of Funding and Resources from NCI?

This webinar will be recorded live on February 18, 2021. The recording will be available within 30 days of the event date. You may pre-order the recording here.

Thinking about starting a small business to develop your technology as a university spinout? Looking for resources to support your new startup? Wondering how to use your research skills as a springboard to entrepreneurship? Then this webinar is for you! Come hear the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Program Director Monique Pond discuss the resources available at NCI for academic entrepreneurs. In FY 2020, the NCI Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center provided approximately $179 million in funding to U.S. small businesses through the SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The Center provides non-funding support as well, including entrepreneurial training programs such as I-Corps at NIH and programs to facilitate connections between innovators and potential investors. You'll also hear first-hand from someone who has done it. The co-founder of Grannus, a University of Notre Dame biotechnology spinoff, will discuss his experience as a postdoc developing an anti-cancer therapeutic and translating it towards the clinic, with support from the NCI SBIR Development Center. Whether a technology is in the pre-clinical or clinical stage of development, NCI can help translate innovative research ideas to the marketplace. Come learn how NCI helps small businesses cross the "Valley of Death" and reach commercialization.

February 18, 2021
$150.00
$225.00

Effective and Efficient TTO in a Post-COVID World

This webinar will be recorded live on December 16, 2020. The recording will be available within 30 days of the event date. You may pre-order the recording here.

2020 has been a challenging year. Tech transfer offices have faced unique challenges courtesy the pandemic crisis. In this session, we will share tips and best practices for managing effective tech transfer offices and licensing programs in a post-COVID world. Join this conversation for lessons learned from academic, industry and consulting perspectives.

December 16, 2020
$150.00
$225.00

Developing the Early Stage Pipeline of Professionals

This webinar will be recorded live on December 10, 2020. The recording will be available within 30 days of the event date. You may pre-order the recording here.

In this session we'll showcase innovative Masters-level law programs as a source for recruiting talent for licensing positions at universities. Attendees will gain an understanding of the value of the programs and how they prepare students for the licensing profession. Three different programs will be highlighted: MS in Law at Northwestern University Law School, MS in Law: Life Sciences at Suffolk University, and Master of IP Management & Markets. The panelists will share success stories and aspects of each of the programs and illustrate how students are learning real world applications.

December 10, 2020
$0.00
$25.00

Analysis of Lititgation in the ITC and District Court

This webinar will be recorded live on December 3, 2020. The recording will be available within 30 days of the event date. You may pre-order the recording here.

This webinar will compare litigation before the International Trade Commission (ITC) to that in District Courts and will cover some of the strategies, tactical considerations and advantages with respect to litigation in the ITC. This webinar is ideal for university technology transfer associates, directors, counsel, and intellectual property (IP) practitioners at law firms who represents clients in licensing, IP and litigation matters.

December 03, 2020
$150.00
$225.00

Patent Strategy, Litigation and Applicability for Academia



In this webinar, we will walk through the legal considerations surrounding patents, including strategy, litigation and applicability. This is of particular interest to tech transfer offices as universities across the US identify strategies to bring new technologies and products to market, as well as the risks. We will cover why patentability searches are necessary from both a defensive and offensive standpoint and review the intricacies of patent applications and patent analysis. We will review what the road to patentability entails and discuss positioning for patent litigation and the potential scenarios that a university tech transfer group may face.

November 12, 2020
$150.00
$225.00

Operations and Administrative Resources Package

This package contains training from AUTM Annual Meetings and Online Professional Webinar trainings and includes 5 relevant chapters from the AUTM Technology Transfer Practice Manual.

AUTM's Operations and Administrative Resource Package is designed to broaden skills and inspire creativity. The package of 20 webinar recordings and 5 TTP Manual Chapters, covers a wide variety of subjects from the most respected leaders in technology transfer.

Whether you're just beginning your tech transfer career, or are a seasoned professional, this investment in training will be there all day, every day and is sure to become your office's go to resource for virtual tech-transfer know-how.

Training modules included:
Anatomy of a License and other Agreements
Assessing and Improving Your Office's Performance
Bayh-Dole Reporting: How-to for Compliance Managers
Beyond the Bottom Line: Justifying Your Existence with Administration
Critical Considerations for Bayh-Dole Compliance
Effective Operations Strategies for Small TTOs
How to Keep Your Sanity While Negotiating and Managing Material Transfer Agreements
How to Meet Those Pesky Requirements in Your IIA Innovative Programs from Government Tech Transfer Offices
MTAs Made Totally Awesome!
Office Finance
Outside Counsel: Friend, Foe or Force Multiplier?
Partnering with Non-Profit Funders: Research to Commercialization
Patenting 101
Prioritizing Your IP Portfolio
Real Time Reporting for Technology Transfer
Royalties and Distribution of Income
Tech Transfer Finance: A Beginners Course
The Basics of Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs)
US Export Controls on Technology: What You Need to Know
Plus: 5 chapters from the TTP Manual
November 11, 2020
$525.00
$725.00

Protecting Trade Secrets Disclosed to the FDA



There are advantages and disadvantages of keeping your research tools and methods for producing biological and pharmaceutical materials a trade secret. Recently, the FDA Commissioner considered a plan for increased transparency, which may destroy the required confidentiality to maintain a trade secret. We will provide a short primer on trade secret law including the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and the Defense of Trade Secrets Act, and lead a discussion on policies and procedures to protect the trade secrets disclosed to the FDA.

November 04, 2020
$150.00
$225.00

AI and Precision Medicine: IP and Licensing Opportunities



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
$150.00
$225.00

Academic Institutions Also Have Secrets



Trade secrets can be an institution's most valuable and prolonged assets. However, maintaining trade secrets in academic institutions can be challenging because trade secret protection requires secrecy, while academic institutions generally advocate publication and open collaboration. Furthermore, determining whether trade secret protection is appropriate in academic institutions can be complex. This session will shed light on these challenges by covering the basics of trade secrets, guidelines for choosing between patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets to protect inventions derived from academic institutions, and steps that academic institutions must take to protect trade secrets.

October 20, 2020
$150.00
$225.00

University Tech Partnerships with DOE



It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Department of Energy (DOE), but the DOE is a leader in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, workforce development, and higher education partnerships. In this session, we'll discuss some of the opportunities that exist for institutions of higher learning to collaborate with the DOE. The panel will share success stories and the myriad STEM program offerings available at the DOE and in partnership with DOE laboratories. We will also highlight the benefits of collaboration with the DOE and some of the current workforce development efforts.

October 14, 2020
$0.00
$50.00
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