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Intellectual Property, Tech Transfer and YOU - recorded webinar



Did you miss the Innovation Webinar Judy Giordan moderated that was presented by the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC) at Oregon State University?  Fear not!  It was recorded and you can watch it on YouTube!

The basis for most ventures based on discoveries in science and engineering is their inventions—their intellectual property. And the importance of protecting intellectual property—these all important intangible assets—in an appropriate way becomes a key factor in the ability of any researcher to realize the translation of their research to a marketable product or service!

But how can research be protected? What are the options for protecting your intellectual property? What is the role of the Tech Transfer office in protecting and commercializing university IP? What are the roles of students, post docs and professors in this protection process? What are the similarities and differences in protecting intellectual property for new materials and their uses from other types of inventions?

Listen to Judy and our distinguished panelists take live audience questions on translating university research into market oriented innovations!


Dr. Mary Foley Phillips, Associate Director – Intellectual Property and Licensing, Oregon State University
Dr. Phillips is the Associate Director for the Office for Commercialization & Corporate Development at Oregon State University and responsible for overseeing the management of intellectual property and licensing of OSU inventions.

Stacey C. Slater, Partner, Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
Mr. Slater practices all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, and copyright law. His primary experience is in patent prosecution in the mechanical arts, chemical arts and biotechnology; and preparation of U.S. and foreign applications related to pharmaceuticals, drug delivery and vaccines.

Dr. Judith Giordan, Partner in ecosVC and Senior Advisor to the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), was the panel moderator.
In a career that has spanned 30 years, Dr. Giordan, the recipient of the 2010 Francis Garvin-John Olin medal of the American Chemical Society, has served in executive and leadership positions in R&D and operations at some of the world’s top brands, including International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc., the Pepsi-Cola Company, and the Henkel Corporation.

Funded through grants from the National Science Foundation and ONAMI, this FREE series is being developed in conjunction with the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) and ecosVC with the aim of providing STEM graduate students, faculty and post docs with knowledge on the rewards and benefits of learning the language of innovation—and the skills to translate their research into solutions to the challenges facing people and the planet!  

For more information on the CSMC Seminar Series and to view videos of past webinars click here.