Aug 31 - Sept 3, 2020

Agenda: Thursday - September 3, 2020

To Protect or Not to Protect: How Agencies Decide Whether to Seek Intellectual Property (IP) Protection for an Invention 11am - 12pm EDT

To Protect or Not to Protect: How Agencies Decide Whether to Seek Intellectual Property (IP) Protection for an Invention

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Overview

Learn from a diverse set of agencies about the factors they consider when seeking IP protection. While each agency’s mission requires specific criteria, some factors may be common to many or even all agencies.
Agenda and Speakers

Mojdeh Bahar, Moderator, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Linda Burger, Panelist, National Security Agency
Mary Monson, Panelist, Sandia National Laboratories
Brian Nakanishi, Panelist, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Networking Lunch: Interview with Tech Transfer Innovators hosted by FLC Awards Committee Chair, Whitney Hastings of the Food and Drug Administration 12pm - 1pm EDT

Networking Lunch: Interview with Tech Transfer Innovators hosted by FLC Awards Committee Chair, Whitney Hastings of the Food and Drug Administration

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Overview

Whitney will lead a discussion on Technology Transfer Innovation, one of this year’s new FLC Award categories, which recognizes federal labs that have implemented innovative or unconventional T2 approaches.

Networking Break: View National Award Profiles 12pm - 1pm EDT

Networking Break: View National Award Profiles

Overview

Connect with colleagues while learning from the T2 successes of others! Visit the profiles that showcase FLC’s award-winning innovations and leaders. If you attended the Awards Ceremony on Monday, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the award winners that caught your attention. Don’t forget to click on the Awards tab and download the Awards book

Networking Lunch: FLC Partnering Meetings 12pm - 1pm EDT

Networking Lunch: FLC Partnering Meetings

Overview

Have you downloaded FLC Connect? There’s still time! This is your resource to access our powerful online partnering and networking tool.  Use it to schedule one-on-one meetings throughout the conference. All the information you need is in the FLC Connect tab, which includes a short video to help you get started. Get connected! 

FLC National Meeting Contests – Last Call! 12pm - 12:30pm EDT

FLC National Meeting Contests – Last Call!

Overview

We want to see your funniest selfie, best virtual background and recognize the attendee who had the most FLC Partnering meetings during the conference. Your reward? A Starbucks gift card!  Visit the FLC Resources tab and view the FLC National Meeting Contests instructions to get going. The contest is open until 12:30 p.m. today. Winners will be announced during the afternoon’s closing session.

ROI - Creating IP with a Commercialization Intent - How Do We Create More Valuable IP? 1pm - 2pm EDT

ROI - Creating IP with a Commercialization Intent - How Do We Create More Valuable IP?

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Overview

Determining which inventions should be filed as patent applications is an especially difficult decision for a government mission-focused laboratory. At federal labs, inventors often do not begin an experiment with an eye toward a patent as an indicator of a successful outcome. You’ll learn how to connect the patent decision process back to your lab’s researchers, and how that will lead to more valuable IP with more direct market applications and a more predictable pathway to licensing.

Agenda and Speakers

Henry Wixon, Moderator, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gail Poulos, Panelist, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Steven Ferguson, Panelist, National Institutes of Health

Networking Break: View National Award Profiles 2pm - 2:30pm EDT

Networking Break: View National Award Profiles

Overview

Connect with colleagues while learning from the T2 successes of others! Visit the profiles that showcase FLC’s award-winning innovations and leaders. If you attended the Awards Ceremony on Monday, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the award winners that caught your attention. Don’t forget to click on the Awards tab and download the Awards book

Networking Break: FLC Partnering Meetings 2pm - 2:30pm EDT

Networking Break: FLC Partnering Meetings

Overview

We hope you have downloaded FLC Connect by now! This is your last chance to experience this powerful online partnering and networking tool.  Get connected! 

Networking Break: Chair Yoga with Courtney Silverthorn, Acting Director of the Technology Partnerships Office at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), and FLC Finance Officer 2:05pm - 2:25pm EDT

Networking Break: Chair Yoga with Courtney Silverthorn, Acting Director of the Technology Partnerships Office at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), and FLC Finance Officer

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Overview

Take a mid-day break by joining your fellow T2 professionals for chair yoga – no experience, mat, or yoga pants needed. Led by Courtney, a registered and experienced yoga instructor, this 20-minute session will focus on gentle movement, breathing, and centering, all from the comfort of your chair.

Closing Remarks 2:30pm - 3pm EDT

Closing Remarks

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Overview

We’ve come to the end of our first virtual pandemic-induced National Meeting. Join me for a wrap-up and make plans to join us in person for the 2021 National Meeting that is scheduled for April 6 - 8, 2021.
Agenda and Speakers

John Dement, Executive Board Chair, FLC

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