LES hosts monthly webinars, as part of its ongoing Webinar Wednesdays series, as well as Hot Topic webinars that are periodically scheduled to cover breaking developments such as patent reform, important case updates and other major industry news. Webinar Wednesdays are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time and are also available anytime on-demand. Join IP and licensing experts as they share their knowledge and experience regarding today’s most relevant licensing trends and challenges from transactional issues to ethics to valuation.
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Managing The Technology Transfer Office
July 9, 2014
Since the Bayh-Dole Act was signed into law, academic institutions have steadily added technology transfer offices as part of their obligation to research administration. Where many of these offices were initially and almost solely focused on innovation management through the protection and licensing of discoveries, new paradigms in technology transfer have driven the formation of hybrid offices. These new technology transfer offices are an amalgam of IP licensing, economic development, industry outreach, faculty service and research administration. These increasing and evolving roles change the nature of the licensing office and create challenges to the management of the office. In this webinar, Dr. Alan Paau and Dr. Matthew Raymond will discuss their experiences in the management of evolving offices and bring the perspectives of a larger office (Paau) and a smaller office (Raymond). As the webinar progresses, the speakers will discuss some of the challenges and problems that were common to their offices or unique based on the size of their office.
Dr. Matthew (Matt) Raymond is an experienced technology transfer officer who directed the IP Office at Rush University Medical Center for more than ten years and worked as a licensing officer at the University of Virginia and the University of Chicago. He has helped Loyola University of Chicago and DePaul University in the development of their technology transfer strategy. He is a past co-chair of the Licensing Office Structure and Management Committee and is incoming chair of the Industry-University-Government Sector of LES.
Dr. Alan Paau has been at Cornell University since January 2007. Previously he led the technology transfer programs at the Iowa State University and at the University of California San Diego for over 12 years. Prior to leading university technology transfer programs, he was in industry for 12 years engaging in product R&D, business development and administration. He served on review and advisory panels of many US universities and of national technology transfer and management programs in Asia, Latin America, and Europe. Alan currently co-chairs the Licensing Office Structure and Management Committee of LES.
Who Should Attend
The webinars are designed for all IP and licensing professionals at any level of experience, including corporate IP and licensing professionals, technology transfer professionals, non-IP attorneys, and business development professionals.
Why You Should Attend
LES Webinars are a convenient and affordable way to stay up-to-date with current trends and challenges, gain core knowledge on IP and licensing topics, and supplement your learning in new areas. With our live webinars and growing library of on-demand webinars, you can log-in and learn from leading industry experts anywhere, anytime.
Each webinar is 60 or 90 minutes and addresses a unique topic presented by different industry experts. Sample topics include patent reform, trademark licensing, royalty auditing, patent sales agreements, antitrust issues, and patent licensing conflicts.
We are happy to announce the 2013 Webinar Wednesday series will be FREE to LES members! These webinars, delivered right to your desk, will provide increased knowledge and exposure to today’s hot topics. You’ll also be able to earn CLE and CLP credits!
This new member-only benefit gives you access to IP and licensing experts as they share their knowledge and experience regarding today’s most relevant licensing trends and challenges from transactional issues to ethics to valuation.