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ITTI: Innovative Solutions to Building Technology Transfer Capacity throughout Colombia



By Stanley P. Kowalski, J.D., Ph.D., Director, International Technology Transfer Institute (ITTI) and Jon R. Cavicchi, Intellectual Property Librarian, Assistant Professor of Research, Franklin Pierce ...

By Stanley P. Kowalski, J.D., Ph.D., Director, International Technology Transfer Institute (ITTI) and Jon R. Cavicchi, Intellectual Property Librarian, Assistant Professor of Research, Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, New Hampshire, U.S.A.



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  • 1.  
  • 2. Innovative Solutions to Building Technology Transfer Capacity throughout Colombia
  • 3. At the beginning, it's all about possibilities. At the end of the day, it's about results.
  • 4. 35 Years of Innovative Education of Global Intellectual Property Professionals
  • 5.
    • Founder
    • Third Generation Patent Attorney
      • Argued patent issues in all courts including the U.S. Supreme Court
    • MIT Educator
    • Inventor with almost 100 patents including sonar technologies
  • 6. A History of Firsts
    • First Patent Prosecution Program in the U.S.
      • Prepare patent applications & office actions
    • First interdisciplinary graduate programs to train global IP professionals
    • First to to integrate all types of IP into a deep interdisciplinary curriculum including management and commercialization.
  • 7. A Global Community of Alums, Affiliates and Friends
    • Approaching 5000 Graduates
    • From nearly 100 countries
    • Alums in top positions in law, industry, NGOs and academia
  • 8. Total Alumni Body Residing by Country
    • Argentina
    • Armenia
    • Austria
    • Azerbaijan
    • Barbados
    • Belgium
    • Bermuda
    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • Chile
    • P.R. China
    • Colombia
    • Costa Rica
    • Cote d’Ivoire
    • Croatia
    • Dominican Republic
    • Ecuador
    • Egypt
    • El Salvador
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Georgia
    • Ghana
    • Greece
    • Guam
    • Guatemala
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Jordan
    • Kenya
    • Korea R.O.K.
    • Malawi
    • Malaysia
    • Mexico
    • Mongolia
    • Nepal
    • The Netherlands
    • New Zealand
    • Nigeria
    • Oman
    • Pakistan
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Peru
    • Phillippines
    • Portugal
    • Puerto Rico
    Republic of Panama Romania Russia Saudi Arabia Serbia and Montenegro Singapore South Africa Spain Sudan Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Taiwan R.O.C. Tanzania Thailand Trinidad & Tobago Turkey Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Venezuela Vietnam Zambia
  • 9.  
  • 10. Betty Jepkoech Kiplagat Administrative, Legal Office Kenya Agricultural Research Institute Nairobi, Kenya Manisha Shridhar Director, National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector Ministry of Small Scale Industries Government of India New Delhi, India Dr. Emanuel Meyer Senior Legal Advisor, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property Copyrights and Neighboring Rights Bern, Switzerland Irma Herrera Head of Multilateral Affairs, National Institute of Mexico Mexico City,Mexico José Graça Aranha Director, Information and Promotion Division, Sector of Trademarks, Industrial Design and Geographical Indications WIPO Geneva, Switzerland Former President,Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Jack Lu Director, Economic Division Taipei Representative Office Taiwan Patent and Trademark Office Singapore Adebambo Adewopo Director General Nigerian Copyright Commission Abuja, Nigeria
  • 11. Successful Education & Collaboration every corner of globe
  • 12. Educating IP Professors
    • More IP professionals must be educated and trained. It is equally clear that their expertise in IP must be both broad, and at the same time, more specifically attuned to the practical, day to day realities, challenges and opportunities faced by businesses. In many countries, however, IP education is hindered not only by the insufficient number of trained teachers, but also by lack of guidance as to how best to teach IP.
  • 13. Pierce trained Professors
    • Approaching 50 full and part time IP professors
    • Faculty at WIPO seminars training new IP professors
  • 14. Among largest global IP faculties
    • Resident Faculty
    • Adjunct Faculty
    • Visiting Professors
    • Lecturers in Institutes
    • Distinguished Visiting Scholars
  • 15.
    • IP Faculty with teaching experience over three decades
    • experienced academics, scholars, IP prosecutors, litigators, corporate lawyers, counselors and information professionals
    • Five IP Faculty are members of the United States Patent Bar
    • Four IP Faculty practiced trademark law in IP law firms
    • Our IP Faculty members have prosecuted IP, litigated IP and managed IP
    • IP Faculty member was an examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    • IP Faculty member is a well known author practicing in a national patent law firm
    • IP Faculty member was corporate counsel at a giant pharmaceutical department
    • IP Faculty member was inducted into the prestigious IP Hall of Fame
    • IP Faculty member received the Jefferson Medal - "the United States' highest honor in intellectual property" - for "extraordinary contributions to the U.S. intellectual property law system"
    • IP Faculty member was IP counsel for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • IP Faculty member was past President of the Association of University Technology Transfer Managers
    • IP Faculty member is a prolific author and founder of the IP Professors discussion list
    • IP Faculty member is a longstanding member of the Advisory Board of the prestigious IP case reporting service The United States Patents Quarterly
    • Most IP Faculty members travel the globe teaching other IP lawyers, professionals and academics
    • One IP Faculty member, a Cornell Ph.D. biotechnologist and principle investigator in the world famous "golden rice" freedom to operate analysis
    • One IP Faculty member is a pioneering innovator in IP research tools and strategies
  • 16. Global Expert Ambassadors
  • 17. Networked with TTO Community
    • Access to University Practitioners
      • Professors
      • Alums
      • Professional Associations
      • Data Sources
  • 18. Technology Transfer Capacity Solutions
  • 19. Cornerstone of Pierce Solution
  • 20. Goals
    • Capacitize Facultad de Derecho
      • IP law
      • IP valuation
      • IP Management
      • Technology Transfer
      • Building TTOs
        • Best practices
        • Infrastructure
  • 21. Capitalize University Assets
  • 22. Law Faculty
    • Builds University Tech Transfer Offices
    • Educates University Tech Transfer Offices
    • Serve as experts and consultants
  • 23. Spectrum of Educational Solutions
    • Traditional
      • Master of Intellectual Property (1 year)
      • Diploma of Intellectual Property (1 semester)
    • Executive education and training in U.S. or Colombia leading to Certificate (custom)
    • Building a TTO for the School of Engineering (custom)
  • 24. Benefit of traditional options
    • Human Resources / Networking
      • Faculty
      • Students
      • US TTOs (eg. MIT)
    • Information Resources
      • Intellectual Property Library
      • In house licensed database products
      • Patent informatics courses and projects
  • 25. Traditional curriculum is broad & deep
    • Master the IP Life Cycle:
      • Identifying IP and intellectual capital
      • Creating IP
      • Branding IP
      • Protecting IP
      • Managing IP
      • Valuing IP
      • Creating markets
      • Monetizing IP
      • Transferring IP
      • Financing IP
      • Securitizing IP
      • Taxation of IP
  • 26. Executive Staff
  • 27. Dr. Stanley Kowalski - Director
    • Dr. Stanley Kowalski is the Director of ITTI and is well known in the intellectual property international development area for his pioneering work with the patent landscape of Golden Rice and other technologies. He served as an editor for the recently released and highly acclaimed IP Management in Health and Agricultural Innovation: A Handbook of Best Practices.
  • 28. Professor Jon Cavicchi - Director of Research
    • Professor Jon Cavicchi is the law librarian at Pierce Law’s Intellectual Property Library, the only academic IP Library in the Western Hemisphere. He has taught and developed innovative techniques in patent searching, mining patent data, and IP research tools and strategies for almost two decades. He is the founder of the patent landscape educational report service. He is the lead research resource coordinator on technology transfer capacity building projects. He is author of numerous articles on IP research tools and strategies and Site Director of the award winning IP Mall website.
  • 29. Professor Karen Hersey
    • With over 25 years of experience, Professor Karen Hersey has been a major participant in the evolution of university technology transfer in the United States. She teaches courses on technology transfer at Pierce Law and lectures on technology transfer strategies at international forums. Hersey is the former senior counsel for intellectual property at MIT and a past president of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).
  • 30. Professor John Orcutt
    • Professor John Orcutt’s classes and research at Pierce Law focus heavily on entrepreneurialism and what is needed to create more entrepreneurial environments. Orcutt is a former capital markets attorney and served as a senior investment banker with a Silicon Valley investment bank that focused on financing emerging growth companies.
  • 31. Student Teams
    • Each semester the Staff is assisted by student and alums who assist as part of classes, the ITTI Clinic as well as Research Assistants. Students have skills in:
      • Patent law
      • Patent searching
      • Biotechnology
  • 32. Student Teams Project Leader: Colombia Natalia Sepulveda Pence