Wednesday

Wednesday
10:45 am
11:00 am
Summary: Leef Smith Barnes, AUTM Chief Marketing Officer, takes a look at day three of our virtual conference. Leef talks with Megan Aanstoos, Chair of AUTM’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee, on the suite of conference programming centered on EDI; And Glen Gardner, President of Vortechs Group, a TT recruitment firm, to offer tips on getting the job you want in tech transfer.
Wednesday
12:30 pm
1:15 pm
ET
Summary: In this session, we will discuss for-profit and not-for-profit business models for utilizing predictive outcomes and metadata generated from the research data. Data per se cannot be protected through intellectual property, but healthcare outcomes using data can be protected and used successfully in a business model. We will also cover strategies for protecting artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics protection.
Wednesday
2:00 pm
2:45 pm
ET
Summary: Join us for a discussion of lessons learned for managing tech transfer office (TTO) data, including the audit of both historic and current, transitioning to new systems, connecting with other institutions, and planning for the current and future needs and goals of a TTO along with an ever-expanding net of TTO stakeholders.
Wednesday
2:00 pm
2:45 pm
ET
Summary: Concerns about foreign interference, research security threats and economic espionage at US universities are growing, especially the theft of intellectual property. In this session, we will explore these issues and tensions, with a particular focus on the impact of security and foreign threats on technology transfer within the US.
Wednesday
2:00 pm
2:45 pm
ET
Summary: Tech managers are often faced with challenges in the form of decisions such as: whether to pursue copyright or patents; whether to release software as open source (copyleft) or copyright; considerations for data ownership, data sharing, data protection and compliance; and most importantly which avenues to pursue for commercialization. In this session, we will provide tools and approaches for tech managers to tackle such challenges, and introduce best practices to manage and commercialize software inventions.
Wednesday
3:00 pm
3:45 pm
ET
Summary: The discussion will also explore trending areas in which synthetic biology is changing industry, adding commercial value and attracting venture capital funding. Strategies for managing IP and licensing these assets will also be discussed. Join the roundtable to hear more about these topics and share your thoughts.
Wednesday
3:00 pm
3:45 pm
ET
Summary: This session will explore approaches to support potentially groundbreaking opportunities that are too early for many, for which traditional patent and licensing strategies may not work, and where an opportunity will likely die without the life support that a committed, imaginative and capable knowledge exchange/technology transfer team can offer.
Wednesday
3:00 pm
3:45 pm
ET
Summary: This session is provided by a paid sponsorship of Burford Capital. Fifteen universities have created the University Technology Licensing Program (UTLP) (www.utlp.net), a platform for licensing complementary intellectual property across the multiple universities. Unlike traditional patent pools, UTLP is not limited to a particular standard-essential technology, or even one particular area of technology. UTLP aims to overcome the challenges of licensing non-standardized technologies by providing an efficient yet flexible “one-stop-shop” for potential licensees. Join our panel to meet UTLP’s leadership and hear more about this groundbreaking program.
Wednesday
4:15 pm
5:00 pm
ET
Summary: In this talk, inclusive leadership TEDx speaker, Julie Kratz will share stories, ideas, and research from her book, Lead Like an Ally: A Journey Through Corporate America with Strategies to Facilitate Inclusion, with proven strategies for diversity and inclusion.
Wednesday
4:15 pm
5:00 pm
ET
Summary: Make sure that the understanding of PCT practice in your organization remains up to date, learn PCT best practices from a World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) expert, and hear how the PCT plans to develop in the future.
Wednesday
4:15 pm
5:00 pm
ET
Summary: In this session, well discuss how start-ups in these other regions can grow and develop the university technologies they’ve licensed. Well share unique programs and methods that help start-ups attract investment and other forms of capital. As universities launch more start-ups, technology transfer offices in various regions need to develop ways to help these growing numbers of start-ups gain access to investment.
Wednesday
4:15 pm
5:00 pm
ET
Summary: In this session, we’ll cover the state of pharmaceutical patent protection in China (including pending patent law amendments) and discuss what we know about the Institute’s application, Gilead’s pending Chinese application and its related patent family and the patent examination race within China’s patent office.