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Innovation Partners Events

Pro Bono IP Office Hours

June 9, 2022 | Virtual

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

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2022 Texas A&M New Ventures Competition

May 18 & 19, 2022 | 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

Community & National Events We Recommend

Knobbe Martens Webinar Series for Start-ups

March 4, 2022 - June 30, 2022

Join a team of Knobbe Martens attorneys for a webinar series providing practical, detailed information on key IP topics for start-up companies. The discussion for each topic will be presented in a two-part format. Part I will focus on introducing the audience members to the topic and providing more general information. Part II will focus on a more detailed exploration of each topic and strategic implications for various scenarios. Each webinar will be limited to 30 minute presentations, followed by 10-15 minutes for Q&A.

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11th Annual Deshpande Symposium

June 15 - 17, 2022 | Cleveland, OH

Co-sponsored by Texas A&M University, the Deshpande Symposium is an annual gathering of like-minded professionals focused on accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship within higher education institutions and through partnerships with private, public and non-profit organizations. This year’s event will be held in Cleveland, where best practices will be shared and learned for developing entrepreneurial ecosystems, and the importance that diversity, equity and inclusion plays in their success.

Texas A&M University Innovation Partners will participate in a panel discussing educational efforts to increase awareness of the commercialization and innovation process. We hope you will join us in Cleveland!

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Ongoing Events & Programs We Recommend

Venture Capital Pitch Sessions

Houston Exponential: Call for Startups! Apply for a VC Pitch Session with Houston Exponential.
In the fundraising phase? Submit an application to the ‘Who’s Raising’ Bulletin, powered by Houston Exponential, which connects Houston startups to VC funding. The Who’s Raising bulletin is for founders (yes, even those in stealth) who are raising and want to leverage HX’s network of investors– people in the market actively doing deals. HX sends curated connections to founders based on investment stage/vertical/ shared data points to investor groups with matching theses.

SBIR/STTR Applicant Assistance Program

NCI SBIR Development Center: The Applicant Assistance Program (AAP) accepts applications from aspiring Phase I SBIR/STTR applicants. This program provides small businesses with expert guidance that will help them build a strong Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) application. To be considered for the program, fill out the simple application form on the AAP Application Portal.

Before you apply, you are encouraged to view the informational webinar where program experts give an overview of the program before opening up the event for questions. Receive insights on how this FREE program can help you take the first step on your commercialization journey.

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