Have you ever wondered what legal contracts are required to spin out a technology from the university? This event will provide an overview on contract law and licensing strategies for academic entrepreneurs.
Our speakers include:
Nicole Morris, a member of the faculty at Emory University School of Law, as well as a professor of practice and director of the TI:GER program at Georgia Tech. Prior to joining the Emory faculty, Morris was the managing patent counsel at The Coca-Cola Company, and previously represented clients in patent and trademark litigation matters, as well as patent prosecution matters for large and mid-sized law firms.
Todd Sherer, the Associate Vice President of Research and Executive Director for the Office of Technology Transfer at Emory University. Todd has worked extensively with researchers to translate their promising scientific and medical discoveries into new products that benefit society, and collaborated with colleagues to affect federal policy and guidelines that address new intellectual property flowing from federally-funded research. Prior to joining Emory, Todd held similar roles at Oregon Health & Science University, the University of Oregon, and Washington State University. He received his PhD in Pharmacology/Toxicology from Washington State University and a BS degree from Oregon State University.
Mark Coburn, the interim director of Georgia Tech Research Corporation’s Office of Technology Licensing. Mark has expertise in licensing, research administration, startups, and business development. He manages a large portfolio of inventions and acts as a mentor for intellectual property evaluation, patenting, and licensing. He has a multitude of experiences in technology transfer at four public and private R1-level research institutions during his career before joining Georgia Tech in 2018.