George McGuire to Present at the National Council of University Research Administrators Annual Meeting

March 12, 2013

By: George R. McGuire

Pre-Award Research Administration Conference
March 13-15, 2013
New Orleans

March 13, 2013
Workshop 2: Intellectual Property Management
Universities are seen as the economic development engines for their respective state and local economies and are expected to be the source of new technology for the industries of tomorrow. More often than not intellectual property is at the root of most new technology-based industries. Research administrators are expected to negotiate agreements and manage IP for the university in support of these economic development activities, while growing research. Often the expectations of both parties are in conflict with each other, the university policies and federal restriction that universities granting IP rights must consider. This session focuses on the many challenges facing research administrators who manage intellectual property, negotiate private industrial research agreements, and state and federal awards.

Learning Objectives: Participants will learn:

  • The obstacles to colleges and universities prospectively granting intellectual property rights to inventions resulting from sponsored research.
  • IP rights in Federal awards.
  • Negotiating strategies for IP management.
  • Government reporting requirements.

Faculty: Gregory C. Slack, Director Research and Technology Transfer, Clarkson University; George R. McGuire, Chairman Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

March 14, 2013
Intellectual Property Challenges in Globally Sponsored Research
Globalization of research brings about enhanced challenges when negotiating disposition of rights to intellectual property in research agreements. Not only do the governing laws and associated regulations differ by country, but also the diverse cultures of the research sponsors outside of the U.S. affect their expectations and therefore the terms and conditions of the award. While there is a shared aim for discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge, the strategies to accomplish this may vary greatly.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will gain an understanding of the similarities and differences in the intellectual property laws and associated regulations.
  • Participants will learn specific examples of intellectual property terms and the implications for acceptance will be addressed.
  • Participants will learn strategies for reaching a mutually agreeable outcome will be discussed.

Faculty: Alexandra McKeown, Associate Dean For Research Administration, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Gregory C. Slack, Director Research and Technology Transfer, Clarkson University; George R. McGuire, Chairman Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC