Wednesday, November 9, 2011
5:00-6:00 Cocktails & networking
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Licensing and Corporate Partnering was the second program in the 2011-2012 Colloquium on Commercialization. Speaker Ed Cavazos of Bracewell & Giuliani walked faculty inventors (and their graduate/post-doctoral students) through the ins and outs of a licensing agreement. The audience learned why precise definitions and clear language are important; key terms such as improvements, milestones, diligence, payments, and terminations were discussed.
After understanding the licensing agreement, having a clear picture of what industry looks for in a university licensing deal is paramount. Panelists Gayle Kirkpatrick of Abbott and Alan Richey of Dell Computers delved into corporate partnering strategies that bridge the transition from lab to market. Discussion topics included:
The forum offered an intimate setting, unrehearsed dialogue, and plenty of opportunity for audience interaction with the speakers, followed by cocktails and networking.
Ed Cavazos, Partner
Bracewell & Giuliani, Austin, TX
Mr. Cavazos represents clients in general business and corporate transactions with an emphasis on complex technology-related deals involving intellectual property. He routinely counsels clients regarding licensing arrangements, development contracts, sales and distribution arrangements, and a variety of other issues faced by technology companies.
Gayle A. Kirkpatrick, Divisional Vice President
Abbott, Abbott Park, IL
Dr. Kirkpatrick is a Divisional Vice President and head of the Scientific Assessment and Licensing group within the Global Pharmaceutical Licensing and Acquisitions organization at Abbott. During her 22 years at Abbott, she has held a variety of management roles in R&D, marketing, licensing, and business development.
Alan Richey, Executive Director–Legal
Dell Computers, Austin, TX
Alan Richey serves as Executive Director within the Dell Legal Department. In this role, he is the executive manager responsible for the global legal team supporting Dell's international and domestic product design, development, manufacturing, licensing, regulatory, procurement and supply chain organizations. Prior to his current role, Mr. Richey served as Legal Director, Asia providing executive site leadership and legal support for Dell in Chain, Taiwan, India and Singapore. He has also served as Senior Legal Counsel,as well as Regional Counsel, Americas.
Moderator: Richard Miller, Chief Commercialization Officer
The University of Texas at Austin
Richard A. Miller, M.D., is Chief Commercialization Officer and Research Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. He oversees the university's Office of Technology Commercialization, with an emphasis on creating new ventures and startups based on discoveries made at the university. Most recently, Miller was founder, chief executive officer, and president of Principia Biopharma, a startup company established to develop novel drugs for cancer and immune diseases. In 1992, Miller founded Pharmacyclics Inc. and was its chief executive officer. Pharmacyclics is a publicly traded biotechnology company with technology licensed from UT Austin.
Richard Miller, Office of Technology Commercialization
|3:00-4:00pm||The “ins & outs” of a licensing agreement
Ed Cavazos, Bracewell & Giuliani
|4:00-5:00pm||What industry looks for in a university licensing deal
Gayle A. Kirkpatrick, Abbott
Alan Richey, Dell Computers
|5:00-6:00pm||Cocktail hour and networking
In the Courtyard
The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center brings to life the university's mission to drive economic and social progress in Texas, the nation and the world. Opportunities abound to interface with the university's resources and experts to inspire intellectual growth. Likewise, conducting business with the university, the legislature, state agencies, and corporations in downtown Austin has never been more convenient.
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The center's rich technological features provide meeting planners with a diversity of options in delivering quality educational events. A flexible 40,000 square feet of meeting space offers 37 rooms ranging from a multimedia amphitheatre and divisible ballroom to tiered and traditional classrooms with superior connectivity, plus breakout rooms to support small group work.
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Members of the UT faculty are invited to attend a series of lectures, seminars, and workshops exploring the discovery and commercialization process. The programs will address challenges facing technology, business, new ventures, and funding in today's marketplace. Experts from university, government, and the private sector will guide faculty through the complexities of startups and commercialization.
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