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Program to address partnerships, role of intellectual properties

Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 13 - November 20, 1997

All members of the university community are invited to a meeting about the role of intellectual properties (IP's) in the formation of university/industry partnerships, to be held December 11 in the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center auditorium.
The day-long meeting features talks on working with industry and developing intellectual properties within the university environment, and on financing, protecting, and marketing IP's from the perspectives of faculty members, industry representatives, attorneys, and venture capitalists. Lunch is sponsored by Mezzullo & McCandlish, a law firm serving businesses world-wide.
The program will be as follows:
9 a.m. "IP Policy, Disclosures, Etc.," by Ted Kohn, Virginia Tech intellectual property manager and Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties (VTIP), Inc. director of licensing and patenting.
9:20 a.m., "Marketing of Intellectual Properties," by Richard Gill and John Schurig of British Technologies Group USA
10 a.m., "Innovation Gap Financing," by Barbara Melera, president and CEO of Triad Investors Corporation
10:45 a.m., "Industry/University Partnerships: Too Many Options," by Randy Guschel, director of corporate technology transfer at Dupont
11:15 a.m., "Legal Issues Involved with Starting Your Own Business," by attorneys with Mezzullo & McCandlish
Noon (at lunch), "The Role of IP's in the University," by Len Peters, vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school.
1 p.m., "University and Industry Partnerships," by Steve McAndrew of Bristol Meyers Squibb
1:30 p.m. "IP Protection Summary: Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks--Do's and Don't's, by Mike Whitham of Whitham, Whitham, Curtis & McGinn
2 p.m., "Helping the Patent Attorney get the Best Patent Possible," by David Kingston, professor of chemistry
2:15 p.m., "A Researcher/Administrator's View of Intellectual Properties," by Tracy Wilkins, director of the Fralin Biotechnology Center
2:30 p.m., "VTIP's Role in the IP Commercialization Process, by Mike Martin, VTIP executive vice president
Martin will then provide a 15-minute wrap-up and the program will conclude at 3 p.m.
Call VTIP at 1-3593 for any questions regarding this meeting. Invitations with more information will be mailed in mid-November.