Technology Commercialization Workshop

October 21, 2010 Beard Hall 116 Sponsored by: Office of Technology Development & UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

When Oct 21, 2010
from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Beard Hall, Room 116
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919.843.2883
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Basic Training—University Intellectual Property

                8:00       Registration

                8:30       Welcome and Introductions                                                             Cathy Innes (UNC OTD)

                                                                                                                                                Dhiren Thakker (UNC Pharmacy)

                8:40       Intellectual Property Basic Training                                                 Jeff Wilson (JWTH)

                9:40       Timing of patent filing                                                                         Stephen Frye (UNC Pharmacy)        

                10:00    Rules and Regulations…UNC Policies                                             Fletcher Fairey  Sherrie Settle

                10:30    Enlistment---Inventor Expectations and Realities                          Scott Singleton (UNC Pharmacy)

                        11:30   Lunch


The Obstacle Course—Paths to Commercialization

                12:15    Evaluating a Report of Invention                                                        Peter Liao (UNC OTD)

                12:45    Start a Company or Partner with Existing Company                       Henry Nowak (UNC OTD)

                1:15       Re-enlistment--- Licensing Basics                                                       Jackie Quay (UNC OTD)

2:00       Officers Training— Business Basics/                                                  Don Rose (Carolina KickStart)

                                UNC  Resources for Entrepreneurs                                                

2:45       Break

Preparing for Battle—Starting a Company

                3:00       Battle Strategy I—Early Stage Funding-- SBIR and STTR                    John Ujvari (SBTDC)

                3:20       Battle Strategy II--Early Stage Investing                                                Ian Mehr (Golden Pine)

                3:45       Battle Strategy III--Later Stage Venture Funding                                 Art Pappas (Pappas Ventures)

                4:30       Battle Strategy IV—Exits (Mergers, Acquisitions, IPOs)                      Justyn Kasierski (Hutchison Law)

                5:00       Dismissal