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LES Washington DC event: Communicating the Value of Licensing

When: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
12:15 - 1:00 pm
Where: Sidley Austin LLP
1501 K Street, NW #600
Washington, District of Columbia  20005
United States
Contact: Ray Van Dyke
(202) 378-3903

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Greater Washington, D.C., LES Chapter presents:

Communicating the Value of Licensing

Discussion on the various roles in licensing - the negotiators, litigators, patent attorneys, etc. 


Tuesday, May 7
12:15 - 1:00 pm


Sidley Austin LLP
1501 K Street, NW #600
Washington, DC 20005


Before May 3

LES Member: $15.00
Non-Member: $20.00
Student: $5.00


After May 3

LES Member: $25.00
Non-Member: $30.00
Student: $10.00


Program Description:

Mr. John Fraser, a former President and Chairman of the AUTM Board will discuss the Value of US Academic Tech Transfer Licensing.

Topics include the key role of Patent attorneys and Litigators in commercialization as well as the responsibility of the academic Technology Transfer office to ‘Communicate the Value’ of the activity through Statistics, Stories and Case Studies.

Did you know that 20% of the medicines in your bathroom were discovered with public money? Did you realize how your Thanksgiving dinner has changed over the years? Did you realize that estimates of the total number of person years of employment supported by US university, hospital and research institutes licensed product sales range from 1.27 million to over 4.27 million over 20 years ending in 2017?

Come to the Presentation and learn how to improve your effectiveness in ‘Communicating the Value’ as well as learning how to make offers that will increase your business with Universities and other entities.

Lunch provided. 



John A. Fraser, CLP, RTTP - President, Burnside Development Associates (BDA)

John is the President of Burnside Development Associates (BDA) in the Washington DC area, focused on academic technology transfer commercialization, and start-up formation/financing. 

Clients are in Chile (universities); China (International Technology Transfer Network); Serbia (World Bank) and Geneva (WIPO - teaching academic technology transfer in eight Asia countries - Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam). Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). John has served as an Expert Witness in six Patent law suits involving Companies and Universities.

John left Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida as Assistant VP for Research & Economic Development in December 2014.

Prior to FSU, John served as: Executive Vice President and co-founder of UTC, Inc., a venture capital backed, North Carolina-based university licensing/technology transfer firm; Vice President of TDC, Inc., a Toronto and Vancouver-based venture capital investment firm. He has co-founded 3 companies, assisted entrepreneurs launch another 40+ university technology based firms and created or headed 4 university technology commercialization organizations – 2 in the US, 2 in Canada, 2 for-profit and 2 not-for-profit.

In 2006, he served as elected President and Chair of the AUTM Board, the global association of academic technology transfer professionals.

John holds a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from the University of California - Berkeley.


This event is generously sponsored by: 

Van Dyke Law


The Washington, D.C., Chapter uses online registration for members and non-members and accepts payment by credit card.  Members should login to the registration page with their LES online account.


Cancellations are non-refundable after May 3.  Substitutions will be accepted.  Contact Chapter Relations at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.

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