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Licensing and Corporate Partnering: 2012-13 Colloquium on Commercialization

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
3:00-5:00 Program
5:00-6:00 Cocktails & networking

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Austin, Texas






For UT faculty and their research teams

Complimentary • By invitation only


[ Licensing and corporate partnering ]

THIS FORUM EXPLORED corporate partnering strategies that bridge the transition from lab to market. Expert panelists walked faculty through the ins and outs of a licensing agreement and what corporations are looking for in a partner. Cocktail hour and networking followed the program.

[ eBay ] [ Merck ] [ Shell ] [ KHRG ]

Speakers from major corporations—eBay, Merck, Shell—and a licensing attorney from KHRG presented on these topics and more:

  • Licensing agreements: why precise definitions and clear language are important; key terms such as improvements, milestones, diligence, payments, and terminations
  • After understanding the licensing agreement: why it's paramount to have a clear picture of what industry looks for in a university licensing deal
  • What is the process regarding the decision to license?
  • What is due diligence, and why does it matter?
  • How does industry define "success"?
  • How can universities do a better job attracting and meeting the needs of corporate partners?

Speakers

   
[ Sharp ]

Moderator: Dan Sharp
Associate VP for Research/Director of OTC
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

[ Aronica ] Aimie Aronica
Senior Director, Technology Engagement
eBay
San Jose, CA
[ Huggins ] Paul Huggins
Partner
Kastner Huggins Reddien Gravelle LLP
Austin, TX PPT online
[ Schaeffer ] James Schaeffer, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Worldwide Licensing and External Research
Merck & Co. Inc.
La Jolla, CA PPT online
[ Winkler ] Mitch Winkler
Arctic Technology Program Manager
Shell
Houston, TX

Agenda

     
3:00pm Moderator: Dan Sharp
Associate VP for Research/Director of OTC
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
OTC
3:10pm Paul Huggins
Partner
Kastner Huggins Reddien Gravelle LLP
Austin, TX
KHRG
3:30pm Aimie Aronica
Senior Director, Technology Engagement
eBay
San Jose, CA
eBay
3:50pm Mitch Winkler
Arctic Technology Program Manager
Shell
Houston, TX
Shell
4:10pm James Schaeffer, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Worldwide Licensing and External Research
Merck & Co. Inc.
La Jolla, CA
Merck
4:40pm Open discussion  
5:00pm Cocktails and networking  

Powerpoints

Venue

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

[ Photo: ATT Executive Education and Conference Center ]

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.

As the official communications partner of the center, AT&T has deployed the latest technology to enrich the communications and learning experience for both conferees and guests. Wireless access everywhere—from meeting spaces to lobbies to guest rooms—keeps the focus on learning.

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
Austin, TX
www.meetattexas.com
512-404-1900

About the 2012-13 Colloquium series

Learn, get inspired, and network at the Colloquium on Commercialization series of events. Each program is designed for UT faculty, grad students, and research staff who are interested in exploring the discovery and commercialization process and startup creation, and navigating the bumps along the path. The series will address challenges facing technology, business, legal, and practical issues facing patenting, licensing, new ventures, and funding in today's marketplace. We have assembled an A-team of experts to share with you their proven tactics and strategies, and offer you solutions for a clear understanding of how to commercialize your discoveries successfully.

Licensing and Corporate Partnering

Experts will walk faculty through the ins and outs of a licensing agreement and what corporations are looking for in a partner. This forum will explore corporate partnering strategies that bridge the transition from lab to market. Cocktail hour and networking will follow.

April 10, 2013 • 3:00-6:00pm
4/10/13 3:00-5:00pm - Program
5:00-6:00pm - Cocktail reception and networking

Read about the event: Licensing and Corporate Partnering

What You Need to Know About Patents

Expert panelists will provide an overview of patent protection in the United States, with an emphasis on issues directly relevant to UT researchers: patenting strategies, patent law basics, and real-world examples of how to patent university research successfully. Cocktail hour and networking will follow.

February 7, 2013 • 3:00-6:00pm
2/7/13 3:00-5:00pm - Program
5:00-6:00pm - Cocktail reception and networking

Read about the event: What You Need to Know About Patents

Inventor Award Ceremony and Reception

UT Austin will celebrate the spirit of innovation by honoring an inventor or team of inventors whose technology has proven to be of notable value to society. UT researchers with patents issued this fiscal year will also be recognized for their contributions. A reception and networking will follow. By invitation only

December 6, 2012 • 6:00-8:00pm
12/6/12 6:00-6:30pm - Cocktail reception 6:30-7:15pm - Program
7:15-8:00pm - Cocktail reception and networking

Read about the event: Inventor Award Ceremony and Reception

Startup to IPO

Learn, get inspired, and network. An intensive, one-day program for UT faculty. This program, featuring discussions by attorneys, investment bankers, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists, will provide insight into creating and sustaining investment-quality companies. Cocktail hour and networking will follow.

October 19, 2012 • 9:00am-6:00pm
8:00-9:00am - Registration and continental breakfast
9:00am-4:45pm - Program
4:45-6:00pm - Cocktail reception and networking

Read about the event: Startup to IPO

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