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F.I.R.E. Series, “IP Issues in Transactions”, May 14th at 12 pm!!

The Office of Technology Transfer, in cooperation with the Center for Entrepreneurship proudly present F.I.R.E. in May:

“IP Issues in Transactions”

Intellectual Property issues are pervasive in many kinds of transactions. This talk will provide a brief description of the various types of IP and focus on how these different forms may effect transactions and technology valuation.

Our presenter this month is Ralph Loren, a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer. Ralph lectures around the country on a variety of patent, licensing and litigation topics, including arbitration issues. He was a part-time professor at Boston University School of Law, where he taught patent law.

Where: the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425 & 1-9425)
When: Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

A light lunch will be served following the presentation. Please contact David Englert, or call 585.276.6615 for more information or to register for this event.

Although the F.I.R.E. Series continues to be free and open to the public, a small fee for parking may apply (usually between $5 and $6). Registration would be appreciated by noon Monday, 13 May 2013.

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F.I.R.E. Series: “The Keys to Bank Financing for Start-Up and Early-Stage Businesses – Debt as a Supplement to Venture Capital Funding” March, 12th at 12 pm!!

financingThe Office of Technology Transfer, in cooperation with the Center for Entrepreneurship proudly present F.I.R.E. in March: 

“The Keys to Bank Financing for Start-Up and Early-Stage Businesses – Debt as a Supplement to Venture Capital Funding”

Everyone knows that early stage start-up companies require capital. In the past, we have explored VC funding. This month we look at traditional credit solutions for start-up and early-stage businesses, as well as SBA financing programs.

Where: the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425 & 1-9425)
When: Tuesday, 12 March 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Our presenters are Carl J. Luger, SVP, Senior Banker; Timothy J. Brown, VP, Senior Business Banking Relationship Manager; and Jacqueline Lavoie, VP, Branch Manager, all from KeyBank.

A light lunch will be served following the presentation. Please bring your own beverage.

Contact David Englert, or call 585.276.6615 for more information or to register for this event.

Although the F.I.R.E. Series continues to be free and open to the public, a small fee for parking may apply (usually between $5 and $6). Registration would be appreciated by noon Monday, 11 March 2013.

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F.I.R.E. Series: “Patent Laws Are Changing — Are You Prepared?” Tuesday, February 12 at 12pm!

changeThe Office of Technology Transfer, in cooperation with the Center for Entrepreneurship proudly present F.I.R.E. in February: 

“Patent Laws Are Changing — Are You Prepared?”

Changes to patent law take place on 16 March 2013 under the America Invents Act. The “first to invent” system we are all used to in the United States will switch over to a “first to file” system.

Kathryn Doyle , Ph.D., J.D., Partner and Chair of Riverside Law will discuss what these changes mean and if it makes sense to file before the changes take place, or after.

Where: the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425 & 1-9425)
When: Tuesday, 12 February 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

A light lunch will be served following the presentation. Please contact David Englert, or call 585.276.6615 for more information or to register for this event.

Although the F.I.R.E. Series continues to be free and open to the public, a small fee for parking may apply (usually between $5 and $6). Registration would be appreciated by noon Monday, 11 February 2013.

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F.I.R.E. Series: “The Center for Medical Technology Innovation” Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 12 pm!!

The Office of Technology Transfer, in cooperation with the Center for Entrepreneurship proudly present F.I.R.E. in December:

“The Center for Medical Technology Innovation”

Greg Gdowski, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Medical Technology Innovation will be giving a presentation on the CMTI. This exciting new initiative at the University of Rochester makes use of our expertise in medicine, engineering, innovation, and entrepreneuship as it coordinates activities to develop new solutions to clinical problems.

Where: the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425 & 1-9425)
When: Tuesday, 11 December 2012, 12:00 – 1:00 PM 

A light lunch will be served following the presentation. Please contact David Englert, or call 585.276.6615 for more information or to register for this event.

Although the F.I.R.E. Series continues to be free and open to the public, a small fee for parking may apply (usually between $5 and $6). Registration would be appreciated by noon Monday, 10 December 2012.

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Don’t Miss! The F.I.R.E. Series on Tues., Nov. 13, at 12 pm: “Drafting a Strong Provisional Application”

The Office of Technology Transfer, in cooperation with the Center for Entrepreneurship proudly present F.I.R.E. in November:

“Drafting a Strong Provisional Application”

Since 1996, the Provisional Patent application has served as a quick and inexpensive method for securing a priority date at the Patent Office. They were rarely examined for content, and so it was sometimes acceptable (although never recommended) to file a quick and not-necessarily thorough application.

Early in 2013, the United States patent system is changing from a first-to-invent to a first-to-file system. This will make the first patent filing – the Provisional in many cases – significantly more important. Any claims filed in a formal application will need to e traced back to the Provisional application to gain the benefit of the earliest possible filing date.

Ranjana Kadle, Ph.D., J.D., a Partner at Hodgson Russ LLP will discuss the importance of drafting a strong Provisional application, how best to do it, and the roles the invenotr(s) and technology manager(s) play in the process.

Where: the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425 & 1-9425)
When: Tuesday, 13 November 2012, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

A light lunch will be served following the presentation. Please contact David Englert, or call 585.784.8856 for more information or to register for this event.

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F.I.R.E. Series – MTAs and CDAs – September 11, 2012, from 12pm – 1pm in the Class of ’62 Auditorium!

The Office of Technology Transfer, in cooperation with the Center for Entrepreneurship proudly present F.I.R.E. in September:

“The Importance of MTAs and CDAs in Shared Research: All You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask”

Are you confused about Materials Transfer Agreements and Confidentiality Agreements? Would you like to know more about them? This presentation is designed to help maximize your understanding of these Agreements and to learn about the University’s requirements for their implementation. This presentation is open to the research community and to anyone who would like to learn more about when these agreements are needed, the implications of certain language used in the agreement, and how they affect the University’s research.

Where: the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425 & 1-9425)
When: *Tuesday, 11 September 2012, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

*PLEASE NOTE THE TIME AND DAY CHANGE ABOVE

A light lunch will be served following the presentation. Please contact David Englert, or call 585.784.8856 for more information or to register for this event.

Although the F.I.R.E. Series continues to be free and open to the public, a small fee for parking may apply (usually between $5 and $6). Registration would be appreciated by noon Monday, 11 September 2012.

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F.I.R.E. Series – April 12th!

The Offices of Technology Transfer, in cooperation with the Center for Entrepreneurship proudly presents F.I.R.E. in April:

“Positive and Negative Data in Patent Procurement — When to Provide It and Why It Matters”

Our presenter this month is Tina McKeon, Ph.D., J.D. Dr. McKeon is a founding partner of McKeon Meunier Intellectual Property Law in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. McKeon earned her Ph.D. in Anatomy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her J.D. (with distinction) at Emory University. She was named Atlanta’s Lawyer of the Year for 2012, and her other awards are too numerous to mention.

Where: the Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425 & 1-9425)

When: Thursday, 12 April 2012, 9:00 – 10:00 AM

 Refreshments will be served. Please contact David Englert, or call585.784.8856 for more information or to register for this event.

Although the F.I.R.E. Series continues to be free and open to the public, a small fee for parking may apply (between $4 and $6). Registration would be appreciated by noon Tuesday, 10 April 2012.