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Innovation Partners Events

Pro Bono IP Office Hours

Fall 2022 Dates

TAMU faculty, staff, and students can schedule 30-minute appointments with IP attorneys to answer their intellectual property related questions.

September 15, 2022

October 19, 2022

November 17, 2022

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Workshops & Webinars

Fall 2022 Dates

When and What to Disclose: Identifying Inventions in the Course of Your Work
September 22, 2022; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST via Zoom

Engaging in development of commercially relevant inventions can benefit university researchers in several ways, including attracting additional research funds to university labs, scholarly recognition, and other personal monetary benefits. Access to these benefits and many more begins with submission of an invention disclosure to your university technology transfer office, but many researchers are unsure how to determine whether they have an invention to disclose and whether it is the right time to disclose it. Disclosure of new ideas and discoveries early and often is always best but, to maximize the value of this effort, it can be helpful to understand the factors that are considered in the evaluation of new inventions and the characteristics to look for in the course of your work.

This webinar will cover:

  • Types of intellectual property protection
  • Examples of technologies that are patentable
  • Characteristics of disclosable inventions
  • How to determine whether you are ready to submit your disclosure
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Texas A&M New Ventures Competition

May 2023 | College Station, TX

Co-hosted with Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, the Texas A&M New Ventures Competition is open to all Texas-based companies seeking to bring a new or enhanced technology to the marketplace. Participant companies must be technology or science-focused independent ventures in the pre-seed/seed, start-up or early growth stages.

For more information on past results, sponsorship, eligibility, please visit our website.

TNVC Website

Past Events

2022 SBIR/STTR Workshop Series

Key topics important for crafting successful proposals. Co-hosted with the TEES Office of Commercialization & Entrepreneurship and Research Development Services in the Texas A&M University Division of Research. More Information.

Developing Commercial Relationships to License University Technology

Topics covered included:

  • How to best develop and sustain collaborations with commercial partners
  • The roles of both the university technology commercialization office and research office in the effort of developing these collaborations

Understanding and Conducting Prior Art Searches
Presented by Chris Rourke, Jackson Walker

Topics covered included:

  • Differentiating between what is prior art and what is not
  • How to locate prior art
  • The benefits of conducting your own prior art searches
  • How prior art impacts patentability

Double Session: Authorship v. Inventorship & Patenting in the Life Sciences
Presented by Dr. Karthika Perumal, Womble, Bond, & Dickinson

Topics covered included:

  • The distinction between authorship & inventorship
  • Why the difference is so important
  • Current trends in regard to patentability in life sciences
  • How inventors can work with their commercialization office to ensure intellectual property rights are not compromised

Public Disclosures: What You Need To Know
Presented by Sam Udovich, Winstead, P.C.

Topics covered included:

  • What the law says about public disclosures
  • What constitutes a public disclosure
  • How inventors can work with their commercialization office to ensure intellectual property rights are not compromised
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