“The National Meeting is the best opportunity we get as T2 professionals to connect with other practitioners in the field and learn from one another’s successes (and failures).”
Jenna Dix, FLC Midwest Regional Coordinator
Tuesday, April 28 – Full Day Courses
AUTM Essentials of Technology Transfer
(1.5 Days Total)
The AUTM Essentials of Technology Transfer Course provides an overview of the essential aspects of technology transfer. This course is designed for individuals who are new to technology transfer. The workshops follow the lifecycle of invention disclosure, ultimately resulting in licensing to established companies and startups, while highlighting the differing perspectives, issues and concerns between industry, academia and government labs.
CRADAs are one of tech transfer’s most important mechanisms, so understanding them is crucial for most federal T2 professionals. This course is our one-stop shop for everything CRADAs! With seasoned experts and a bevy of examples, you’ll learn all about the CRADA and how it works. We’ll cover:
Intellectual Property for Technology Transfer Professionals
This course examines the patent process and other forms of intellectual property (IP) protection in the context of federal technology transfer. It will provide detailed information on how to protect intellectual property in federal laboratories, with a focus on the patent process; summarize ownership rights to IP developed under government contracts; explain the major laws affecting IP in federal labs; and explain the types of rights collaborators typically want and how to work with them within the law. This course will cover:
Licensing and Negotiation Workshop
Through real-world advice and hands-on practice, this interactive workshop examines the elements of an effective license and provides an overview of how to successfully negotiate a license agreement—whether you’re dealing with a government-owned and government-operated (GOGO) or a government-owned and contractor-operated (GOCO) lab. The course will cover:
Strategic T2—Engaging the External Ecosystem
Learn to identify and understand your external innovation ecosystem! In this advanced class, the goal is to help you engage and leverage activities and resources outside the lab for increased technology transfer that benefits both your lab and the economy. You’ll learn how to:
Strategic Marketing for Your Technology Transfer Office
In this interactive workshop we will introduce a framework for federal labs big and small to use for marketing their offices. The workshop provides tools and templates for participants to use to develop a personalized marketing roadmap that aligns with their metrics and resources. The marketing roadmap will address 4 key themes:
Communicating Up, Down, and Across the Organization
To connect with many types of people while projecting confidence, credibility and trustworthiness requires specific tools and strategies. You’ll focus on improving communication skills and competencies necessary to build mutual understanding and connectivity with others, regardless of your role. You’ll also discover influence strategies and learn how to critically evaluate each unique communication event.
Wednesday, April 29 – Half Day Courses
AUTM Essentials of Technology Transfer
(Continued – Half Day)
This is a continuation of the AUTM Essentials of Technology Transfer Course which provides an overview of the essential aspects of technology transfer and is designed for individuals who are new to technology transfer
AUTM Technology Valuation Course
The AUTM Technology Valuation Course teaches the fundamental principles of how to construct the various financial terms that go into a license. The course examines concepts such as valuation versus pricing and risk, as well as a series of valuation methodologies, including cost, income, industry standards (comparables), rules of thumb, discounted cash flow and equity.
This will be a shortened version of the full day course. With seasoned experts and a bevy of examples, you’ll learn all about the CRADA and how it works. We’ll cover:
T2 Mash Up
This course offers participants a technology transfer (T2) sampler of current information from the private and public sector to inform licensing and partnership formation activities. The session starts with the Top 10 Court Cases in the field of intellectual property licensing and moves to presentations of three examples of forward leaning applications of T2 legislation from federal labs.
Leveraging Lessons and Best Practices of the Venture World for Better T2
This session will be led by FedTech Founder and startup guru Ben Solomon and will focus on exposing participants to skills and mindsets from the venture world. Participants should expect an interactive session that focuses on teaching:
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