UIDP Session 6: Managing Intellectual Property (IP) Issues (Webcast Recording)



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A shifting landscape of federal research funding and declining corporate research and development budgets make university and industry partnerships highly attractive for both sides; however, opposing values and interests can make such partnerships especially tricky to manage.

This webinar is the sixth in a series of webinars that will guide you through the nuances and complexities of these research partnerships. Over seven sessions, we’ll carefully cover the most critical considerations for creating win-win relationships:

  1. Navigating the benefits and challenges
  2. Managing expectations and creating relationships
  3. Establishing contacts and handling proprietary information
  4. Preparing proposals and budgets
  5. Addressing compliance and contracting issues
  6. Negotiating intellectual property (IP)
  7. Leveraging government involvement

Multiple Perspectives

You can’t effectively learn about successful partnerships unless you can hear from both sides. This is a unique opportunity to gain access to insights and best practices from leading experts at research universities and leading global corporations.  They’ll leverage the unique perspective of University-Industry Demonstration Partnership’s (UIDP) research and best practices, as well as their own personal experience.


Academic Impressions (AI) and the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) have partnered together to offer this series of webinars. Members of both organizations will be able to retain their respective member pricing and archiving privileges. See registration details for more information.

Who Should Attend

This series focuses on the relationship between the researcher and the industry partner. Given that the university apparatus can vary in structure and responsibilities, we recommend that the following key stakeholders attend:

  • Faculty researchers
  • Research center directors
  • Administration from the office of research or Provost’s office
  • Professionals working with sponsored projects
  • CFR professionals
  • Tech transfer officers
  • Any additional stakeholders who cultivate, negotiate, or manage industry partnerships


Session 6: Managing Intellectual Property (IP) Issues

  • Identifying and protecting background intellectual property
  • Setting parameters around foreground intellectual property
    • Assignment and ownership
    • Protection and rights
  • Negotiating an exclusive or non-exclusive license


Dushyant Pathak, Associate Vice Chancellor for Technology Management and Corporate Relations, University of California, Davis

Among Dr. Dushyant Pathak’s duties as Associate Vice Chancellor for Technology Management & Corporate Relations is his work with InnovationAccess, a program that manages patents, licenses and intellectual property (IP); the Office of Corporate Relations, which develops and manages broad-based, campus-wide corporate partnerships; and Venture Catalyst, a new unit with responsibility for facilitating the creation of new ventures and technology startups based on university IP and faculty research.  Dushyant has more than 15 years of management experience including with Fortune-500, publicly traded, entrepreneurial, and startup companies in roles through which he has led business development and intellectual property teams, commercial planning and clinical project operations activities and been in senior leadership responsible for a successful NASDAQ IPO. Dushyant has led entrepreneurial teams at the startup and early stage, including raising capital from investors in the role of CEO. He has worked in venture capital with Connecticut Innovations and as the first EIR at QB3/Mission Bay Capital. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco’s School of Management and received his M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business, his Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Cell Biology from Northwestern University, and his B.A. in Natural Science & Mathematics from Bennington College. He was a Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Fund Postdoctoral Fellow and a member of the Research Faculty at Yale University in the Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Department.

Mary Jo Meyer, Director, Intellectual Property Management, Givaudan

Mary Jo Meyer has over 20 years of experience in the management of intellectual property, and has developed intellectual property strategies in business-to-business and business-to-consumer environments. Currently, Mary Jo leads programs in intellectual property management and technology intelligence, and contributes expertise to collaborative innovation initiatives in the Flavors Global Science & Technology Team. Mary Jo has a B.S. in Chemistry from Carroll University and is a USPTO registered patent agent.


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