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Iowa September Event: Shared experiences (best practices, successes, failures)

When: Monday, September 25, 2017
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Where: University of Iowa Research Park
2500 Crosspark Rd.
Coralville, Iowa  52241
United States
Contact: Mihaela D. Bojin
(319) 335-2723

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Shared experiences (best practices, successes, failures)



Shared experiences (best practices, successes, failures, etc.) in communicating IP value to customers in support of establishing and negotiating business deals.


Through September 17:

LES Member: $25.00
Non-Member: $40.00
Students: $15.00

After September 17:

LES Member: $35.00
Non-Member: $50.00
Students: $25.00


University of Iowa Research Park
2500 Crosspark Rd.
Coralville, Iowa 52241


10:30-11:00 am Networking
11:00 am -12:00 pm Presentation: IP Licensing (Incoming), by David Lortz, Rockwell Collins, Inc.
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm Panel Discussion: Licensing in Different Industries. Panelists: Kellen Sensor, University of Iowa Research Foundation; Charles Klasson, Jr., Visionary Leader/Ideator; Roman Terrill, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Integrated DNA Technologies.


Dave Lortz, MBA, Rockwell Collins
Kellen Sensor, MBA, MS, RTTP, University of Iowa Research Park
Charles Klasson, Jr., Visionary Leader/Ideator
Roman Terrill, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Integrated DNA Technologies

Dave Lortz, MBA

Sr. Subcontracts Manager

Rockwell Collins

Dave Lortz has been a Sr. Subcontracts Manager with Rockwell Collins for 19 years in various roles. He is currently the subject matter expert (SME) for NDA negotiation/execution. He is responsible for analyzing incoming IP for use in Rockwell Collins' products. Different roles in which Dave worked while at Rockwell Collins include: in the Software Control Library for 9 years; as a Software Quality Engineer for 6 years; and with Subcontracts for 4 years.

Kellen Sensor, MBA, MS, RTTP

Senior Licensing Associate

University of Iowa Research Park


Kellen Sensor joined the UIRF in 2013 as a Licensing Associate. He has extensive experience in negotiating agreements, developing marketing strategies, and assessing commercial viability of technologies. Prior to joining the UIRF, Kellen was a Licensing Associate at the University of Cincinnati’s Intellectual Property Office for four years. He has been designated as a Registered Technology Transfer Professional by the ATTP. Kellen holds an MS in Genetics from Cornell University, an MBA in Marketing from the University of Iowa, and a BA in Biotechnology from the University of Northern Iowa.




Charles R. Klasson, Jr.

Visionary Leader/Ideator


Charles Klasson, Jr. is an accomplished C-Suite Executive, Entrepreneur, and Board Member with over 30 years of industry success in Medical Device, Technology & Manufacturing. He is a visionary leader and innovator inspiring organizations with entrepreneurial drive to achieve excellence and win while accomplishing the unthinkable.

Charles helped Roper Technologies grow their market capitalization from $2B to $22B in 10 years. Areas of expertise include: strategic planning & deployment, innovation, M&A, international business, strategic alliances, people operations and turnarounds. His businesses have developed international distribution partners in over 90 countries.

He has been honored with the Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Technology Association of Iowa’s - Technology Company of the Year Award, & Mass Mutual Financial Group / US Chamber of Commerce - Blue Chip Enterprise Award.



Roman Terrill
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Integrated DNA Technologies

Roman Terrill has been at Integrated DNA Technologies since 1998. He manages the U.S. legal and regulatory aspects of IDT’s business, while leading the Company’s intellectual property, IP licensing, environmental health & safety, and quality assurance functions globally. Roman also manages the operation of an $15 million business unit (the GMP Group) that serves customers using oligos for human diagnostic and similar applications. He has also recently assumed responsibility for the direction of IDT’s Third Party Manufacturing and Integrations business. Roman earned his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Iowa. 



The Iowa Chapter uses online registration for members and non-members and accepts payment by credit card. Registration closes July 14th. Members should login to the registration page with their LES online account.


A $5.00 cancellation fee is applied to all refunds.  Cancellations are non-refundable after September 17.  Substitutions are accepted.  Contact LES at (703) 234-4058 for assistance.


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