Licensing From Universities         Matthew Bell        Senior Licensing Specialist          University of Michigan       ...
Agenda•   What is Tech Transfer Office?•   Types of Tech Transfer Offices.•   Who is in a Tech Transfer Office?•   Standar...
What is a Tech Transfer Office?•   Create and Manage the IP of the University•   Facilitate the Transfer Process for Unive...
Who is in a Tech Transfer Office• Standard Setup:  – Licensing Staff with defined specialties  – Business Development  – S...
Standard Activities of a Tech Transfer Office                                                  Research                   ...
Project AssessmentScience                          Business          Licensing Specialist               Legal
Shopping for Technologies• Websites:  – http://techfinder.techtransfer.umich.edu/  – http://www.ibridgenetwork.org/• Commu...
UM Tech Transfer MissionTo effectively transfer University technologies to the   market while generating and providing res...
Next Steps/Future Interactions•   License Agreement•   Option Agreement•   Co-Development Project (SBIR/STTR)•   Sponsored...
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April 2011 - Business Law & Order - Matthew Bell

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This is the much anticipated sequel to SPARK’s smash hit IP–1 session last Fall. In this installment, we have assembled a star-studded cast of IP experts to discuss the ins and outs of licensing intellectual property (IP), as well as a “best practices” approach to avoiding the dreaded “cease & desist” letter from a competitor. Matt Bell from the UofM Tech Transfer Office will talk about the many opportunities that exist for entrepreneurs to acquire cutting edge technology from universities, and to engage university researchers to solve specific technical problems. Attorney Mark G. Malven will cover IP licensing for entrepreneurs. Attorney Richard (Rick) Hoffmann will share ways that startups and emerging businesses can reduce the risk of infringing third-party IP rights.

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    1. 1. Licensing From Universities Matthew Bell Senior Licensing Specialist University of Michigan msbell@umich.edu 734 972 5386
    2. 2. Agenda• What is Tech Transfer Office?• Types of Tech Transfer Offices.• Who is in a Tech Transfer Office?• Standard Activities.• Shopping for Technologies.• How to interact with Tech Transfer.
    3. 3. What is a Tech Transfer Office?• Create and Manage the IP of the University• Facilitate the Transfer Process for University IP• Manage IP Related External Relations• Assist with Recruiting Activities for Univ.• Assist with Tech Transfer Related Training• Startups
    4. 4. Who is in a Tech Transfer Office• Standard Setup: – Licensing Staff with defined specialties – Business Development – Support Functions
    5. 5. Standard Activities of a Tech Transfer Office Research Early contact w/TT to obtain•Written notice of invention toTT Assessment Pre-Disclosure guidance•Used for review of protectionand commercialization options Disclosure Assess commercial potential andPatent, Copyright, Trademark, Intellectual Property Assessment protectionOther Protection Decision based largely on market Find or Form a Licensee forces and dynamics Marketing/Business Planning Existing Company Marketing Find Form Business Planning Developing the License Business Formation Components Agreement in which U’s rights Startup are exchanged for financial License to Existing & sells Licensing •Company develops and other benefits Company Company research relationship products •Potential Commercialization, Relationships, Revenue, Reinvestment •Licensing revenue distributed to schools, colleges, departments, & inventors
    6. 6. Project AssessmentScience Business Licensing Specialist Legal
    7. 7. Shopping for Technologies• Websites: – http://techfinder.techtransfer.umich.edu/ – http://www.ibridgenetwork.org/• Communicate with the Office – Offer to Help – Visit – Continuous Email/Calls• Monitor Patents and Publications• Target Researchers
    8. 8. UM Tech Transfer MissionTo effectively transfer University technologies to the market while generating and providing resources to encourage research, education and service for the University, the community and the general public.
    9. 9. Next Steps/Future Interactions• License Agreement• Option Agreement• Co-Development Project (SBIR/STTR)• Sponsored Research

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