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What you need to know about patents : 2012-13 Colloquium on Commercialization

Thursday, February 7, 2013
3:00-5:00 Program
5:00-6:00 Cocktails & networking

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin 78712


Complimentary • By invitation only

[ What you need to know about patents ]

EXPERT PANELISTS—INCLUDING Bruce Kisliuk, USPTO Deputy Commissioner for Patent Administration, and Kevin Meek, IP attorney for Baker Botts—provided 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. Dan Sharp, OTC Director, moderated. Cocktail hour and networking followed the presentations.

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Speakers

   
[ Bruce Kisliuk, USPTO ] Bruce Kisliuk
Deputy Commissioner for Patent Administration
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
[ Kevin Meek, Baker Botts ] Kevin Meek
IP Attorney
Baker Botts
[ Dan Sharp, OTC ] Dan Sharp
Associate VP for Research and Director of the Office of Technology Commercialization
The University of Texas at Austin

Agenda

   
3:00-5:00pm Presentations
5:00-6:00pm Cocktail reception and networking

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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