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Seeking cost effective patentingEdit

Patenting is an expensive business. We all struggle with the apparent paradox of creating valuable patents with a very limited budget. But is it a paradox? Two experienced speakers show you the most effective measures for a cost conscious patenting process, including smart country selection in the national phase, what to do with China, etc.
Bruno H. Dalle Carbonare Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)
Sue Scott Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)

Joint ownership of IPEdit

Some love it, some hate it. Is it a feasible option or do we better try to avoid joint ownership of intellectual property at all times? What are the modalities that can make joint ownership work?
William Bird Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)
Allen Norris Presentation (No presentation available)
Kevin Cullen Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)

Increasing the odds in Tech TransferEdit

Most of the patents we file end up getting abandoned without licensing, either because we didn’t do enough market research or because we couldn’t put the time into finding licensees. Should we be rejecting far more disclosures than we do – if so, which ones? And if they slip through to become a patent; how do we kill those?
Herbert Reutimann Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)
Rudy DeKeyser Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)

Choosing and using your patent agent Edit

In this session we focus in on the relationship between you and your Patent Agent (Attorney). How should you choose them, manage them and measure how good a job they’re doing? How should you brief them and stay involved during the patent writing and examination process ?
Catherine Mallalieu & Josephine Bradley Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)

The importance of due dilligenceEdit

Academics receive funding from multiple sources, enter into all sorts of collaborations (both formal and informal) and work with many other researchers (and students) in the course of their research. Given this complexity, how can you be sure that IP is yours to license? In this session we learn at how to carry out IP due diligence and find out what happens if you ignore this vital step.
Mark Anderson Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)

When to patent inventions and when not to – the art of triageEdit

Tech Transfer managers receive far more invention disclosures than they can sensibly manage – in any case, most inventions have limited commercial potential. However, saying ‘no’ to an inventor is a difficult and often puts us in conflict with inventors. How should you decide which projects to reject, which to invest patent money in and which to invest lots of time in as well?
Penny Attridge Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)

Managing the Patent Portfolio Edit

Patent budgets can easily get out of control – it is easy and relatively inexpensive to file a patent without thinking about the strength or value of the patent. In this session we explore patent strategy from the perspective of an experienced Tech Transfer Director.
Jon Wulff Petersen Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)

Getting the maximum "bang-per-buck" Edit

Patenting can be hugely expensive once you get into the ‘national’ phase. How can you delay as long as possible to give you the maximum time to license? If you have to ‘go national’ what coverage do licensees expect you to have – what do companies do themselves ?
Isa Furlong and Miles Haines Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)

Business perspective of patenting Edit

Universities and companies approach patents from different perspectives – universities want to protect technologies; companies want to protect products. How does this difference affect the patenting strategy – and does the different approach damage us when it comes to licensing to industry?
Arja Weckman Presentation (ASTP members restricted access)