The Office of Innovation Commercialization

Save The Date: AUTM 2015 Eastern Region Meeting

August 31 - September 1, 2015

Posted on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 by Sabrina Huber.
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The AUTM 2015 Eastern Region meeting provides an opportunity for technology transfer colleagues to share best practices and strategies for industry-academia partnerships.

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Tentative Schedule (program is subject to change)

Monday, August 31
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:30 – 5 p.m. Registration and Exhibits
8:30 – 10 a.m. Workshops
A1: How Startup Ecosystems Work To Launch, Support and Fund Companies
A2: Managing Conflicts of Interest For Faculty Start-Ups
10 – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 – Noon Plenary Session
Speaker: Brian Cummings, Alta Ventures Capital Firm
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (Provided)
1:30 – 3 p.m. Workshops
B1: Live By The Sword: Post Grant Challenges To University Patents
B2: No Patents Required: Social Enterprise For Impact and Financial Return
3 – 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 - 5 p.m. Workshops
C1: What Happens To Your Science Invention After It Leaves The Lab? A Guide To Clinical Development
C2: Design Patents
6 – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Tuesday, Sept. 1
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration and Exhibits
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Workshops: Session 4
D1: Best Practices In IIAs- Can We Do Better?
D2: Software’s Hangover – Patenting In The Wake Of The Alice Decision
10:30 – 11 a.m. Networking Break
11 – 11:15 a.m. AUTM Presidential Address 
Speaker: David Winwood, AUTM President Elect, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
David Winwood, AUTM’s President Elect will welcome you to Raleigh, share his vision for AUTM and discuss the issues AUTM plans to address in the coming years – from advocacy initiatives to increased partnering opportunities to plans for professional development courses and events.
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Industry Forum
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch with the Industry Experts
1:30 – 3 p.m. Workshops: Session 5
E1: Non-Federal Sponsors and Their IP/Royalty Obligations
E2: Ag-Biotech Licensing: Industry and University Perspective
3 – 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Workshops: Session 6
F1: Commercialization Strategies For Neglected Diseases
F2: Tech Scouting: What Industry Is Looking For and How To Be Found
4:30 p.m. Meeting Adjourns