Navigating the Tech Transfer Process for Researchers

#tech #transfer #licensing #intellectual #property

IEEE Canada Industry Relations together with the Toronto section present you the following talk.

This session will be presented by Jim Banting, Assistant Vice-Principal (Partnerships and Innovation) at Queen’s University. Topics will include understanding your University's IP policy, writing an invention disclosure, working with the technology your transfer office, the importance of a 'title' check (checking to ensure IP rights were not given away in a research contract, for example), market and patentability assessment, drafting and filing a patent application, terms for licensing a technology from University to NewCo, sources of funding (dilutive/non-dilutive), and an overview of the innovation ecosystem (e.g. accelerators, incubators and other programs to support startup growth).

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  • Date: 19 May 2022
  • Time: 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • Starts 12 April 2022 11:39 PM
  • Ends 19 May 2022 12:59 AM
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Jim Banting is the Assistant Vice-Principal (Partnerships and Innovation) at Queen's University. His career began as a co-founder of the Queen’s spin-off company named Vaxis Therapeutics. Vaxis was venture capital-funded, grown, and sold to a U.S. specialty pharmaceutical company.  A large portion of Jim's career has entailed a focus on partnerships, licensing, and M&, in the biotech sector in the United States.  He returned to Canada in 2014 to serve as President & CEO of PARTEQ Innovations, the commercialization unit for Queen's, which has since been incorporated into Queen’s University Partnerships and Innovation unit with the office of the VP Research. He holds Ph.D. and B.Sc.H. degrees from Queen's University.