NCURA Region II Traveling Workshop: Intellectual Property Management

The George Washington University (GW) Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to host a professional development workshop presented by faculty from the Mid-Atlantic Region of the National Council of University Research Administrators.

Registration is required.

Course Description

Universities are frequently seen as the economic development engines for their respective state and local economies, and often times are expected to be the source of new technology for the industries of tomorrow. As a result, research administrators are expected to negotiate agreements and manage the university’s intellectual property (IP) interests in support of these economic development activities, while also protecting and growing the university’s fundamental research activities. In many cases, the expectations of the university and the sponsor conflict with one another. Consequently, university personnel must walk the fine line of both addressing their own institutional policies and granting sufficient IP rights to the sponsor to facilitate the project, all the while adhering to any relevant federal requirements. This session focuses on the many challenges facing research administrators who manage intellectual property, and negotiate research agreements with private industry, state, and federal sponsors.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • learn four different types of intellectual property and their relevance to sponsored research agreements;
  • understand the obstacles faced when colleges and universities prospectively grant intellectual property rights to inventions resulting from sponsored research;
  • learn IP clauses in federal and industry awards;
  • experience real life negotiating strategies for IP management;
  • gain exposure to government reporting requirements;
  • learn various factors influencing a university’s ability to negotiate IP terms in agreements; and
  • learn basic clauses of commercial licensing agreements and how they relate to negotiated terms in a sponsored research agreement.

Who Should Attend?

  • IP managers
  • Grants and contract officers
  • Senior research administrators

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