Seminar looks at potential conflicts of interest in taking a technology from benchtop to market

The Gilson Bootstrapping Series presents:
University Hat/Company Hat: Conflict of interest questions in taking a technology from benchtop to market

  • Wednesday, March 9, 2011
  • Program at 5 p.m. with networking reception at 6 p.m.
  • Town Center at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

The third installment in the new Gilson Bootstrapping Series brings together expert panelists to highlight crucial questions—and potentially disastrous pitfalls—regarding conflicts of interest that can arise when working in both a university and company setting. This subject will be of interest to entrepreneurs, research consultants and companies interested in working with university experts.

Panelists Lisa Wilson, University Legal Counsel, UW-Madison, Kelly Ullrick; Conflict of Interest Program Manager, Office of Research Policy, UW-Madison Graduate School; and Bennett Berson, Partner, Quarles and Brady LLP will present both the big picture and specific examples to illuminate key questions and decisions on this pivotal topic.

The seminar series is designed for faculty, students, staff and alumni but is open to anyone interested in learning more about starting a new enterprise.

See map and directions here. Parking is available after 4:30 p.m. in Lot 20 on University Avenue directly across from the facility and in Lot 17 near Engineering.