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February 13
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Contracting Connection

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A New UIDP Monthly Webinar Offering

The UIDP ( is pleased to announce a new monthly learning webinar forum for member representatives charged with negotiating industry-sponsored research agreements. This series features contracting or engagement issues that are currently trending, emerging, or just generally challenging.

 Webinar Specifics:

  • Second Tuesday of each month
  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern
  • Each month will feature a different topic of interest
  • 10-15 minute presentation featuring leading practitioners followed by live Q&A
  • Free to UIDP member representatives – please register using work email address

February 2018 Topic: Know-How

This month, we will discuss the often ambiguous topic of know-how and how it’s handled (or not) in I/U agreements. I/U perspectives on this topic are influenced by a variety of factors including the type of project, the parties’ expectations, other practical considerations, as well as policies and law. The interplay between know-how, publication, confidentiality, and IP creates a maze that is difficult to negotiate. Registrants will be able to share experiences and strategies in the open discussion part of the webinar.

Forum Moderator:

Elaine Brock is President and Senior Partner at Contracts, Compliance, and Conflict of Interest Authority, LLC, where she provides advice and counsel to universities, nonprofits, and businesses on research-related issues. Elaine serves as Project Manager for UIDP’s Contract Accords.

February 2018 Presenters:

Kirt Fuller has over 19 years of experience in research and development-related contracts. As a Senior Industry Contracts Manager, Kirt currently develops, negotiates, and administrates industry-funded contracts and other agreements with industry for Oregon State University. Kirt began his career in Tokyo, Japan, working as a licensing contracts specialist for Fuji Xerox. He has also worked as a supplier and contracts manager for Xerox Corporation and a senior subcontracts manager at Rockwell Collins.

Lisa Weller has 30+ years of supplier management experience working on a wide variety of programs and new business opportunities across Boeing’s defense, commercial, shared services, and research and technology sectors interacting with a broad range of customers and suppliers. In her current position she leads the University Collaboration and Strategy team in support of enterprise research and development contracting activities.

More Details:

Interested parties must register each month with future topics announced on prior calls.

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