Runtime: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Recorded: May 26, 2020
Most people are familiar with university creations reaching the public somehow—Google, Gatorade, and this strange technology they heard about on a podcast called “CRISPR”? But how do these inventions come into existence, and how do they reach the public?
Research innovations reach the public marketplace through a process called “technology transfer.” While most people and even attorneys have never heard of technology transfer, it is merely the movement of scientific knowledge. This movement occurs out of universities and research institutions and into the marketplace, usually through the licensing of intellectual property to either an established company or a startup company. Although—as is always the case in the law—it is seldom quite that simple.
Viewers will learn about what technology transfer is, the federal research apparatus that underpins its origins, the Bayh-Dole Act, and other legislation leading to the field’s proliferation, the path to commercialization, licensing from universities, and illustrative examples of successful technology transfer. While new to many attorneys, the technology transfer profession is an attractive career path and has many transferable lessons for other IP attorneys, startup companies, and multinational companies in today’s transactional global economy.
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