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Technologies are an important asset for any industry or academic organization. Proficient licensing knowledge is an integral part of being able to use such intellectual properties in order to drive commercialization. The Technology Licensing Workshop will focus on the practical skills required to conduct licensing, as well as provide a foundational knowledge of business development essentials that are used throughout institutes and companies alike. Coursework will feature everything from how to disclose inventions to intellectual property management and then delve deeper into topics surrounding the assessment of new inventions, market research, charting marketing summaries and contract drafting. Opportunities will include mock negotiation exercises and techniques that will detail methods to carry out successful due diligence practices.

We would also like to highlight our guest speaker: 
Abhijit Afzalpurkar: Director and Head, Innovation Partnerships, ThermoFisher Scientific. 
Abhi Afzalpurkar focuses his energies on partnering with sources of external innovation such as academic institutions and biotech companies. He has been active in the field for the fifteen years prior to which he spent time in the lab researching questions in immunobiology. He is excited by the incredibly cool technologies he gets to see as part of his job and cherishes how partnering with external innovators translates in a small way into enabling his customers make the world healthier, safer and cleaner.

Working in research and subsequently becoming an attorney I was looking for ways to use my scientific and legal knowledge to further my career. I had always been interested in technology transfer and attended UCSD Extension's Technology Licensing Workshop in Summer 2016. Learning some of the Fundamentals, I was eventually able to land a position in the technology transfer office of a major university.  
Peter, Summer 2016
I’ve worked in research for over 10 years but I’ve always been interested in the business-side of science and intellectual property. The technology licensing workshop really demystified the in’s and out’s of licensing and the patent process. It was a fantastic segway into the business of science. Very informative; I learned so much.   
Katrina, Summer 2016

Other Credits: This seminar is approved by the State Bar of California for 8 hours (1 hour Ethics) of MCLE credit.

Note: The Technology Licensing Workshop is geared towards law and science professionals who are interested in the area of technology commercialization. Participants will leave with the resources and knowledge that will help in performing a robust licensing of technologies.

Course Number: LAW-80004
Credit: 0.00 unit(s)