UIDP Contracting Webinar Series

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April 2019

Webinar: Foreground Intellectual Property

April 10 @ 1:00 pm

Intellectual property terms are a key component of university-industry partnerships. Foreground Intellectual Property (FIP) meaning potentially patentable inventions may be conceived and reduced to practice during performance of an industry sponsored research agreement. Negotiation of the FIP clauses helps to assure that the parties understand each other’s expectations regarding the probability of FIP, access to, use and control of it to enable commercialization or further development as appropriate. This session will address various aspects of defining and allocating right in…

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Webinar: Software-Related Terms

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Research projects often involve the use or development of software and associated technology to achieve a variety of project objectives. Software may be developed according to design specifications provided by the sponsor or created or used by a researcher as a means of solving a problem. Contract terms may be needed to address the development, ownership, use, and modification of software as applicable to the statement of work. Software rights are complex but well-drafted terms help to prevent misunderstandings and…

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May 2019

Webinar: Confidentiality & Publications

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Freedom to publish and need to protect confidential information are two issues that define the basic differences between the missions of universities and corporate sponsors. The interplay of these terms requires careful thought and clear drafting. Issues of scope, timing, policies, law, and control need to be considered along with the purpose of the project, the intentions of the parties, the location of the research, and the kind of personnel involved. This session will review the basic positions and common…

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U-I Outside Major Metros Workshop: University of Arkansas

May 21 @ 8:30 am - May 23 @ 2:30 pm
University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR

Workshop discussions will include practical approaches that can be used by academic, corporate, government and nonprofit groups in a community.

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Webinar: Current Data Use & Access Issues

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This session will present a broad summary of issues related to the generation, ownership, exchange, and use of data, including permitted and restricted uses of data in university-industry projects. Some key Issues such consents, use of publicly accessible data, non-human proprietary data exchange, export control restrictions, privacy, security and intellectual property will be highlighted. This session will provide an overview of these issues as they apply to data in industry sponsored and university-industry collaborative projects. Who Should Attend? This is…

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June 2019

Webinar: New Contracting Models

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

For many universities and their industry partners traditional approaches to negotiating sponsored research and license agreements may not produce the desired results. New models that are intended to streamline university industry agreement and promote more and better university-industry partnerships have emerged over the last few years. This session will describe a few of these approaches for dealing with the results of industry sponsored research agreements including public dedication of IP, and pre-negotiated agreements geared to various types of project such…

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Webinar: Liability, Warranties, Assumption and Allocation of Risk

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Assessment of risk is an important part of determining reasonable contract terms, and too often, that step is neglected, with negotiators instead relying on standard positions. Terms addressing liability, indemnification, warranties, and insurance are often relegated to “boilerplate” status and not given the attention they need or deserve in university-industry agreements. Both parties have constraints and policy considerations in these areas that often differ and can cause challenges to negotiating agreements. Activities covered by contracts between industry and universities and…

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July 2019

Webinar: Basic Budgeting Strategies for Industry Agreements

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The budget is key in determining whether it is feasible to proceed with a sponsored project. The budget should reflect the funding required to successfully undertake the proposed project and allow the industry sponsor to assess whether those funds are available. Budgets detail and format may vary but include direct and indirect costs. Sometimes additional funds from other sources such as the state or federal government may be required. This session will provide a summary of budget and payment terms…

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Oxford UIDP Summit

July 31 - August 2
University of Oxford Oxford,

Bringing together global businesses, top universities and leading policymakers from both sides of the Atlantic to explore new, better ways to partner.

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September 2019

UIDP29: Conference in Columbus, OH

September 16 - September 19
Ohio State University

UIDP29 will explore questions, strategies, opportunities, and success stories focused on developing 21st century talent through meaningful partnerships.

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