Licensing And Corporate Partnering

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

3:00-5:00 Program
5:00-6:00 Cocktails & networking

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Austin, Texas

For UT faculty and their research teams

Complimentary • By invitation only

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THIS FORUM EXPLORED corporate partnering strategies that bridge the transition from lab to market. Expert panelists walked faculty through the ins and outs of a licensing agreement and what corporations are looking for in a partner. Cocktail hour and networking followed the program.

[ eBay ] [ Merck ] [ Shell ] [ KHRG ]

Speakers from major corporations—eBay, Merck, Shell—and a licensing attorney from KHRG presented on these topics and more:

  • Licensing agreements: why precise definitions and clear language are important; key terms such as improvements, milestones, diligence, payments, and terminations
  • After understanding the licensing agreement: why it’s paramount to have a clear picture of what industry looks for in a university licensing deal
  • What is the process regarding the decision to license?
  • What is due diligence, and why does it matter?
  • How does industry define “success“?
  • How can universities do a better job attracting and meeting the needs of corporate partners?

Speakers

Speakers

[ Sharp ] Moderator: Dan Sharp
Associate VP for Research/Director of OTC
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
[ Aronica ] Aimie Aronica
Senior Director, Technology Engagement
eBay
San Jose, CA
[ Huggins ] Paul Huggins
Partner
Kastner Huggins Reddien Gravelle LLP
Austin, TX
[ Schaeffer ] James Schaeffer, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Worldwide Licensing and External Research
Merck & Co. Inc.
La Jolla, CA
[ Winkler ] Mitch Winkler
Arctic Technology Program Manager
Shell
Houston, TX

Agenda

Agenda

3:00pm Moderator: Dan Sharp
Associate VP for Research/Director of OTC
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
OTC
3:10pm Paul Huggins
Partner
Kastner Huggins Reddien Gravelle LLP
Austin, TX
KHRG
3:30pm Aimie Aronica
Senior Director, Technology Engagement
eBay
San Jose, CA
eBay
3:50pm Mitch Winkler
Arctic Technology Program Manager
Shell
Houston, TX
Shell
4:10pm James Schaeffer, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Worldwide Licensing and External Research
Merck & Co. Inc.
La Jolla, CA
Merck
4:40pm Open discussion
5:00pm Cocktails and networking

Venue

Venue

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

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