Session 32: Moving microbial technologies from academia to the marketplace
Thursday, July 28, 2016: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
Grand Couteau, 5th Fl (Sheraton New Orleans)
Jane Garrity - University of Iowa Research Foundation and Bryan Tracy - White Dog labs, Inc.
What does it take to turn a discovery in an academic lab into a real-world product or service? In this IP and commercialization session, we’ll follow the technology transfer process for microbial and biotech inventions. Our panel of speakers will share their experiences with university-industry partnerships, patent prosecution, and entrepreneurship. This session will offer diverse viewpoints from the academic, business, and legal realms and provide advice for aspiring inventors and entrepreneurs.
8:00 AM
8:30 AM
Leaving the comfort zone: The path to academic entrepreneurship
Gemma Reguera, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
9:00 AM
Intellectual property strategies and hurdles on the path to commercialization of biotech inventions
Thomas Keating, Thomson Law PLLC, Bellingham, WA and Bill Adolfsen, Andrus Intellectual Property Law, LLP, Madison, WI
9:30 AM
Break, Grand Ballroom Foyer 5th Fl
10:30 AM
Innovation at Flint Hills Resources
Kevin Gray, Flint Hills Resources, Wichita, KS
11:00 AM
Panel Discussion
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