Technology Transfer / Patents & Licensing

Events & Seminars

Upcoming Deadlines

For information about upcoming awards / conferences and the deadlines to submit please visit: Awards/Conference Deadlines.

Seminar Series

Our office hosts seminars and targeted faculty presentations throughout the year to facilitate the development and education of students and researchers. Topics for these events range from broad subjects like DPL Overview and Tech Transfer 101, to target-specific or requested subjects such as Working with Venture Capitalists, Legal Issues from Start-up to Series A, and Commercialization of Intellectual Property. To suggest or schedule a faculty presentation, please contact any of our Licensing Managers.

Upcoming Seminars

 

Recent Seminars

A PATENT IS NOT A TRADEMARK IS NOT A COPYRIGHT - AN OVERVIEW OF SOFTWARE PROTECTION
Featuring: Jon Gibbons and Paul Bianco, PhD, U.S. Patent Attorneys
When: Monday, October 23rd at 10:00 AM
Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

 

THE RIGHT WAY, THE WRONG WAY & "THE START-UP WAY"
Featuring: Robb Giddings, Attorney, Hutchison PLLC
When:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Where:
Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

CEO & ENTREPRENEURSHIP SPEAKER SERIES: APP DEVELOPMENT & SOFTWARE IMPLEMENTATION IN START-UPS
Featuring: Brian Kornfeld, CEO & Founder of PopKorn Apps
When:
Monday, April 10, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Where:
Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

EQUITY AGREEMENTS 101
Featuring: Dan Fuchs, Attorney, Hutchison PLLC
When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Where:
Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

STRATEGIC MARKETING - BUILD YOUR MARKETING TOOLKIT
Featuring: Ken Countess, Managing Director of The Countess Group
When:
Monday, April 3, 2017 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Where:
Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

THE RIGHT WAY, THE WRONG WAY & "THE START-UP WAY"
Featuring: Robb Giddings, Attorney, Hutchison PLLC
When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

3RD ANNUAL WOMEN IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP BREAKFAST
Featuring: Jordann Windschauer, CEO & Founder of Base Culture; Jacqueline Darna, CEO & Medical Inventor of the NoMo Nausea Band; Maha Sallam, Ph.D., founder and President of VuEssence, Inc.
When: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

CEO & ENTREPRENEURSHIP SPEAKER SERIES: EFFECTIVE SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
Moderated by: Vick Tipnes, CEO of Blackstone Medical Services
Featuring: Jeff Gigante, CEO & Founder of Ciccio Restaurant Group
When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

GROWING YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH CROWDFUNDING AND PRIVATE PLACEMENT
Featuring: John Schnackel, Attorney at JS Law
When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

MEASURING YOUR MARKETING
Featuring: Ken Countess, Managing Director of The Countess Group
When: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

WORKING WITH USSOCOM: OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
Moderated by:Glenn Whichard, Ph.D., MBA, Licensing Manager, Technology Transfer Office at USF                              Featuring: Anthony J Aldrich, Small Business Innovation Research Program Manager; Howard Strahan Jr., Technical Lead for the SOF AT&L Science and Technology Directorate for USSOCOM; Dan Bernard, US Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC); Shelvin Watts, Technology and Industry Liaison Office
When: Monday, February 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

IDENTITY THEFT AND PROTECTING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS FROM FRAUD
Featuring: Renz Kuipers and Robert Lindsey, Vice Presidents at Regions Bank
When: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

PATENT AND REGULATORY CHALLENGES IN THE US AND ABROAD
Featuring: Billie Jean Smith, Partner at Michael Best; Julie A. Haut, Partner at Michael Best; Todd S. Hofmeister, Ph.D., Partner at Michael Best; Lisa Mueller, Partner at Michael Best
When: Monday, January 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor                                                                             PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

FEDERAL PROGRAMS TO FUND INNOVATIVE SMALL BUSINESSES - SBIR/STTR PROPOSAL WRITING WORKSHOP
Featuring: Jim Greenwood, Greenwood Consulting Group
When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

NURTURING THE INNOVATORS OF TOMORROW - Informational panel about becoming an NSF I-Corps Mentor
Moderated by: Glenn Whichard, Ph.D., MBA, Licensing Manager, Technology Transfer Office at USF
Panelists: Clifford R. Merz, Ph.D., PE, Immediate Past-President of the USF Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), USF National I-Corps 2014 Austin Cohort Team Member (Mentor)
Heather Zumpano, MSHI, CAPM, Certified Telehealth Liaison, Co-Founder and Project Director of IMST Telhealth Consulting, LLC, USF National I-Corps 2016 Washington, D.C. Cohort Team Member (Mentor)
Samuel Perez, USF graduate student, USF National I-Corps 2016 San Francisco Cohort Team Member (Entrepreneurial Lead)
When: Monday, October 10, 2016 from 10-11:30 AM
Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

SHOULD YOU HIRE AN INTERN?
Featuring: Dr. Cyndy Sanberg, Director of Internships & Business Engagement, in the USF Muma College of Business.
When: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

NCI SBIR & STTR: Advancing the Commercialization of New Cancer Innovations
Featuring: Todd Haim, PhD, Program Director, Small Business Innovation Research Development Center (SBIR), National Cancer Institute (NCI)
When: Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1:30 PM
Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor, 3720 Spectrum Blvd.

TODAY'S FORECAST FOR PATENT-ELIGIBILITY OF LIFE SCIENCE INNOVATIONS: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF PATENTS
Featuring: Glenn Ladwig, U.S. Patent Attorney
When: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building (IDRB) – 3720 Spectrum Blvd.
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USPTO: AN INTRODUCTION TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Featuring: Asad Nawaz, USPTO Supervisory Patent Examiner
When: Friday, November 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Third Floor, Room 300-302, 3720 Spectrum Blvd.

THE NEXT BIG THING...MAYBE? What Investors are Thinking and Asking in the Medical Device Space
Featuring: Charlie Raffin, Consulting Partner, CJR Advisors
When: Monday, November 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building (IDRB) – 3720 Spectrum Blvd.

CUSTOMER DISCOVERY AND ENGAGEMENT: An I-CORPS Educational Workshop
Featuring: J. Oscar Rodriguez, UCF I-CORPS Board Member
When: Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 6:30-9:30 PM
Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building (IDRB) – 3720 Spectrum Blvd.

USPTO Panel Presentation - A Day in the Life of a Patent Examiner
Featuring: USPTO Patent Examiners, Moderated by Heidi Riviere Kelley, Esq. - Supervisory Patent Examiner
When: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Third Floor, Room 314, 3720 Spectrum Blvd.

USF I-CORPS Panel Presentation
Moderator: Sudeep Sarkar, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation
Speakers: Clifford R. Merz, Ph.D., Daniel Yeh, Ph.D., and Ismet Handzic, Ph.D.
When: Monday, August 31, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building (IDRB) – 3720 Spectrum Blvd. - Oak View Room, First Floor

University of South Florida I-CORPS Overview: Catalyzing Research Translation
Moderator: Sudeep Sarkar, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation
Panelists: Clifford Merz, Ph.D., Kyle B. Reed, Ph.D., and Ivy Drexler
When: Tuesday, August 4th at 11:00 AM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

Excimer Laser Surgery: The Foundation for Laser Refractive Surgery and Future Application
Presenter: Dr. James Wynne, USF Institute for Advanced Discovery and Innovation, Senior Staff at IBM Research Headquarters
When: Thursday, May 28th at 10:00 AM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor
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Artificial Heart Technology: From Concept to Commercialization and Beyond
Presenter: Victor Poirier, Professor, USF Institute for Advanced Discovery and Innovation, former President and CEO of Thermo Cardiosystems and former CTO for Thoratec Corp.
When: Tuesday, April 14th at 10:00 AM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

Repurposing - Obtaining Patent Protection Around New Uses of Old Drugs and Other Products
Presenter: Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner, Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk
When: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

Controlling the Pace of Patent Prosecution
Presenter: Duane Stewart, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney (formerly Fowler White Boggs)
When: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

What Real Investors Really Want!
Presenter: John Lilly, Managing Member, Lateral Capital Management, LLC
When: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

VC 101: A Primer on Venture Capital
Presenter: Lou Berneman, Founding Partner, Osage University Partners
When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

Don't Give Your Research Away: Intellectual Property 101
Presenter: Dave Risley and Carin Miller of Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP
When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

Allocating and Granting Equity in Start-Up Companies
Presenter: Curt Creely of Foley & Lardner LLP
When: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor
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The Grace Period Under the America Invents Act
Presenter: William Greener, U.S. Patent Attorney, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
When: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

Patentable Inventions in Genetics and Personalized Medicine after Myriad and Prometheus
Presenter: Glenn P. Ladwig, U.S. Patent Attorney, Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk
When: Friday, November 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

New Seed Capital Accelerator Program
Presenters: Valerie McDevitt, Assistant Vice President, Patents and Licensing
When: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor

Brand Intellectual Property
Presenters: Steven Miller, VP & General Counsel, The Procter & Gamble Company
When: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Location: School of Music, 3755 W. USF Holly Drive, Conference Center, Room 172
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Nontraditional Career Paths for Scientists
Presenters: Jim Heitner of Ripple Management, Inc. and Valerie McDevitt, Assistant Vice President, Patents and Licensing
When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Third Floor, Room 302

Design Patents: Billion Dollar Design
Presenter: Anton Hopen of Smith & Hopen
When: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Location: College of Education Building, Second Floor, Room 214

Searching for Prior Art in the USPTO Database
Presenter: Glenn Whichard Ph.D., MBA, Licensing Manager, Engineering
When: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

What You Need to Know to Prepare for the "First Inventor to File" Transition
Presenter: Edward Gates of Wolf Greenfield
When: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

The Current State of Intellectual Property and Pharmacogenetics/Personalized Medicine
Presenter: Lisa Pavento of Thomas Kayden
When: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

Who is a Co-Inventor and Why does it Matter?
Presenter: Jeff Lloyd and Glenn Ladwig, U.S. Patent Attorneys
When: Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Oak View Room, First Floor
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

Going Public: Initial Public Offerings and Other Alternatives
Presenter: Rick Denmon of Carlton Fields
When: Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 2:30 PM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, Third Floor, Room 302
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

Florida's SBIR/STTR Phase "0" Program
Presenter: Wayne Brass, ASBDC Certified Technology Business Counselor
When: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building, First Floor, Oak View Room
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

Job Opportunities and Inventor Resources at the USPTO
Presenter: Ram Shukla, Supervisory Patent Examiner, USPTO
When: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 from 2:00-3:30 PM
Location: Marshall Student Center Manatee Room, MSC 3705
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

Past Seminars

Commercializing Technology through the Power of Licensing: Marketing, Resources, and Start-Ups
Presenters: Heidjer Staecker, Partner - TreMonti Consulting, LLC
Dr. Cristy Johnsrud, President & Principal Consultant of Pathfinder Research, Inc.
Panel Discussion Featuring: Dr. Cesario Borlongan, Dr. Larry Dunleavy and Huntington Potter
When: Friday, November 4, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building - Oak View Room, First Floor
PowerPoint Presentation (PPSX)

First to File vs. First to Invent: A Debate of the Pros & Cons of the America Invents Act 
Presenters: Anton Hopen and Mike Colitz, US Patent Attorneys
When: Friday, September 9, 2011, 8:30 - 10:00 AM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building - Oak View Room, First Floor
PowerPoint Presentation (PPSX)
Video of the debate (Vimeo Video)

Establishing a Start-Up Venture: Understanding the Basics of Equity Agreements
Presenter: Curt Creely, Attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP
When: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 3:00 PM
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building - Third Floor, Room 302
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)

Design Patents: An Overview (PDF)
Presenter: Anton Hopen, Smith & Hopen Law Firm


Past Events

October 10, 2012 - College of Engineering Research Day
Engineering Research Day is an annual event that provides a forum for engineering students, both graduate and undergraduate, to present their research to the engineering and USF community. The purpose of Engineering Research Day is to highlight the important, ground-breaking research that is performed across the College of Engineering, and that will have near and long-term benefits for our local and global communities. It gives the opportunity for over 100 students to prepare posters and present them to fellow students, faculty and special guests.

September 22, 2011 - ResearchOne Kick-Off Event
Curt Carlson, President & CEO of SRI International, keynote speaker for the 2011 ResearchOne Kick-Off Event on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., in the IDRB Oak View Room and Galleria. The event features an exhibit show on innovation, showcasing exciting new products and inventions developed at USF. The Kick-Off Event is free and open to the public, and includes a reception.

February 24, 2012 - USF Health Research Day 2012
USF Health Research Day 2012 will be held on Friday, February 24, 2012 in the Marshall Student Center from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. This year marks USF Health's 22nd anniversary. The Research Day agenda will include poster sessions, an invited graduate student oral presentation session, keynote lecture, and an awards reception.