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Upcoming graduate school seminars on intellectual property

Graduate School Seminar Series Announcements

The seminars listed below are a part of Intellectual Property part of The Graduate School Seminar Series. Those interested in signing up for a seminar may do so at the Office of Human Resource Development website:

http://www.ohrd.wisc.edu/reg/catalog_series.aspx?serieskey=348

Trademarks and Corporate Sponsorship
Presenter Ben Griffiths, Senior University Legal Counsel, Office of Legal Services
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Time: 9:30-11:00
Location: UWBC Auditorium, Room 1111
Abstract: This seminar will focus on two separate but related topics – trademarks and corporate sponsorship. The first part of the seminar will involve a discussion of the basic principles of trademark law, how trademarks differ from copyrights, when formal trademark registrations may be helpful or necessary, and what campus resources are available to faculty and staff. The second part of the seminar will involve a discussion of campus policy and legal issues related to the sponsorship of university activities by non-university entities, including the process for establishing a sponsorship agreement, and limitations on how sponsorship support can be acknowledged by the university.

WARF’s role in patenting and licensing and activities in between
Presenter: Beth Werner, WARF Intellectual Property Manager
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Time: 9:30-11:00
Location: UWBC Auditorium, Room 1111
Abstract: WARF is a national leader in technology transfer. This talk will focus on the basics of WARF’s evaluation of disclosures for patentable and licensable intellectual property and efforts the organization is making to enhance the potential of promising UW technologies to make it into the marketplace.

Export Controls and Government Control of Sensitive Information
Presenter: Ben Griffiths, Senior University Legal Counsel, Office of Legal Services
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Time: 9:30-11:00
Location: UWBC Auditorium, Room 1111
Abstract: U.S. export control laws can apply to University teaching and research activities in a number of ways, including shipments of equipment, materials or technology to international colleagues, bringing research equipment on international travel, and even interacting with international students or colleagues within the confines of the UW campus. This seminar will provide a summary of the export laws that are most likely to apply to university research; possible exceptions to these laws; and campus policies and resources available to researchers with questions in this area. Other
governmental controls including reference to “sensitive information” will also be discussed.

Copyright on Campus 3: Authorship and Publishing – Copyrights, Permissions, and Contracts
Presenters: TBA,  University of Wisconsin Press; Lisa Saywell, Head of Public Services, Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Location:  Room 126, Memorial Library
Time:9:30-11:00

– Copyright
– Author rights
– Contracts
– Permissions
– Digital publishing
– Self-publishing
– Institutional Repositories/Open Access/Self-archiving

UW-Madison Resources for Starting a New Business
Presenter: Allen Dines, Assistant Director, Office of Corporate Relations
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Time: 9:30-11:00
Location: UWBC Auditorium, Room 1111
Abstract: This seminar introduces the UW-Madison New Venture Foundry (NVF) and the resources available through the NVF to assist
faculty, staff, or students exploring the potential for starting a new business. Topics include a snapshot of the role UW-Madison startups have played in the Madison area, considerations in forming a company, university policy on outside activities and conflict of interest as they relate to startup participation, defining product features, identifying customers and markets, and assembling the people and resources needed to build a business. Additional topics include where to find help on campus and in the Madison area.

Wisconsin Public Records Law
Presenter: Ben Griffiths, Senior University Legal Counsel, Office of Legal Services
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Time: 9:30-11:00
Location: UWBC Auditorium, Room 1111
Abstract: This seminar will introduce the basic elements of the Wisconsin Public Records law, in the context of the research enterprise. Also discussed will be strategies for evaluating and responding to records requests.

 

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