The GCIPA will hold its fall meeting on November 4, 2015, in conjunction with the Tech Transfer Team at Stennis Space Center. The meeting will run from 8:30 AM to 6 PM at INFINITY Science Center at Stennis.
Member pricing: $35 before Oct. 16, $40 from Oct. 17 to on-site registration.
Non-member pricing: $45 before Oct. 16, $50 from Oct. 17 to on-site registration.
To view the agenda and to register, click here.
To join the GCIPA and take advantage of the member discount, click here.
Follow the link below to view a PDF of Marc Katsanis’s slides from yesterday’s panel discussion on Getting the Biggest Bang for the Buck: Getting the Most out of Non-patentable IP.
Thank you to Marc and the other panelists for a great presentation!
GCIPA Fall Meeting: SBIR/STTR Programs and IP law
October 30, 2014
New Orleans BioInnovation Center
1441 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
8:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. Registration – Click here to register
8:40 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. SBIR/STTR Introductory Overview Presentation
Speaker: Joe Graben, Director of the University of Southern Mississippi Business and Innovation Assistance Center
A brief presentation giving an Introductory Overview of the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Attendees unfamiliar with these programs should plan to attend this presentation, as these programs will frequently be referenced during the GCIPA Forum panel sessions. The SBIR/STTR programs represent over $2.4 billion available annually for small businesses to carry out R&D projects in support of 11 various federal agencies’ mission needs while also encouraging the commercialization in the private sector of the technologies, products, or services developed under the projects. For additional information on the federal SBIR and STTR programs visit: http://www.sbir.gov
9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. Intellectual Property in the SBIR/STTR Program
Moderator: Melissa Daigrepont, Esq., Public Affairs & Economic Development, U.S. Small Business Administration Louisiana District Office
Dr. Winslow Sargeant, Esq. Chief Counsel for the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy
Major Clark, Esq. Assistant Chief Counsel for Procurement Policy, Office of Advocacy, Small Business Administration
Dr. Nicholas Landau, Esq. Partner, Bradley, Arant, Bout, Cummings LLP
Small businesses with SBIR/STTR grants or contracts do not always understand their rights in intellectual property (IP) protection. This session focuses on IP when dealing with the government, government contractors, and other commercial entities while working under the SBIR/STTR program. Attendees of this session will gain insight on the role of intellectual property and its role in the SBIR/STTR program.
10:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. Networking Break
10:30 A.M. – Noon SBIR/STTR Subcontracting with Universities – What You Should Know
Moderator: Jenna Matheny, Esq. Tulane University Office of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Development
Roy Keller, Louisiana Technology Transfer Office
Patrick Reed, RTTP Office of Technology Management, LSU Health Sciences Center- New Orleans
Nicole Hammill, MBA Office of Research Services, LSU Health Sciences Center- New Orleans
Laurel Hyle, Esq. Tulane University
Now that your small business has been awarded an SBIR/STTR, where do you turn for resources to continue research and development of your technology? Subcontracting with local universities can provide expertise and equipment not accessible elsewhere. What considerations should you keep in mind when approaching a university with an SBIR/STTR subcontract? This panel will offer perspectives on contracting requirements, IP concerns, and conflicts of interest management.
Noon – 1:30 P.M. Lunch
Keynote speaker: Ashok K. Singhal, Ph.D., Chairman, CFD Research Corporation
1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. Social Media and IP law
Moderator: Knud Berthelsen, CEO Connect & Trade
Justin Ourso, Esq. Jones Walker, LLP
Will Manuel, Esq. Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Rick Biagi, Esq. Neal & McDevitt
Heather Nolan, Esq. Information Law Group
Panelists will discuss scenarios that include many of the current issues surrounding social media. Topics embodied in the scenarios will include intellectual property issues and employment law issues, among others.
2:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Networking Break
3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Getting the Biggest Bang for the Buck: Getting the Most out of Non-traditional IP
Moderator: Chase Kasper, University of Southern Mississippi
Marc Katsanis, CPA Chaffe & Associates
Heather Nolan, Esq. Information Law Group
From mobile apps to artistic works, the impact of IP such as trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets should not be underestimated. Attendees of this session will be exposed to the strategic value of identifying and assessing the components that enhance an organization’s brand.
4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Regional Clusters Panel
Moderator: Joe Graben, Director of the University of Southern Mississippi Business and Innovation Assistance Center
Attendees of this session will get to meet representatives from the Gulf area regional clusters, including the newest cluster MIST.
Laurie Jugan, MSeT
Joel Lawhead, nVision
5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Mixer and Reception
Click http://gcpa.wildapricot.org/event-782508 to register for the fall GCIPA SBIR/STTR Programs and IP Seminar.
See you in New Orleans on October 30!