Speaking Engagements April 12, 2022

How to Successfully Align with Universities on Tech Transfer Licensing

Goodwin Life Sciences Partner, Richard Hoffman, will join Lauren Foster, Manager of Life Sciences Technology Licensing Team at MIT, Karen Sinclair, Director of Intellectual Property at Harvard, Steven Bauer, Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master at JAMS and Conna Weiner, Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master at JAMS as they discuss best practices for a smooth transfer of university-developed research. Leading industry professionals examine best practices for bridging connections from universities research community to the Life Science industry and startups where everyone benefits.

University tech transfer offices and their partners in industry and finance must be prudent when negotiating terms for agreements granting rights to university-developed inventions. Among the many considerations are sublicensing rights, the scope of those rights (e.g., geographic and field of use), and the university’s desire to be involved with, to control, or to avoid future litigation. Explore some of the most common areas of dispute and how to avoid them through transparency and open communication and creative dispute resolution processes with representatives from Harvard, MIT, an experienced life sciences and technology attorney and JAMS Life Sciences mediators and arbitrators.