Seminars & Workshops
An Introduction to License and Option Agreements

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Discuss how the TTIC works with commercial partners through license and option agreements
  • Describe the critical components of any license agreement
  • Explain how the TTIC negotiates specific terms of license and option agreements.

Taught by: Martin Son, PhD.

Seminars & Workshops
An Introduction to Material Transfer Agreements

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of material transfer agreements and confidentiality agreements
  • Discuss the important components of material transfer agreements and confidentiality agreements
  • Identify how the terms of these types of agreements may change depending on the nature of the relationship.

Taught by: Lee Tien, PhD.

Seminars & Workshops
Effective Marketing Strategies

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Explain the strategies the Tufts Tech Transfer office uses to connect scientists with industry partners
  • Discuss marketing strategies for passive and active outreach
  • Describe how to source new deals for Tufts University.

Taught by: Jennifer Tsai, MBA.

Seminars & Workshops
How Changes to US Patent Law Impact Technology Transfer

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Explain how public policy and changes made to the US patent system effect scientific patent trends
  • Identify examples from recent Supreme Court rulings which affect the way genes and diagnostic technologies are patented
  • Discuss the future of the patent system in the US, and the future for the biotech industry.

Taught by: Erika Bechtold, PhD.

Seminars & Workshops
How to Start a Company Based on a University Technology

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Explain how to start a new company based on university technology
  • Discuss how to build an effective team and raise financing
  • Describe how to work with university technology transfer offices when developing a new company.

Taught by: Paul Hartung, MS.

Seminars & Workshops
Introduction to Technology Transfer

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Explain how technology transfer has changed over the past few decades
  • Describe how Technology and Transfer and Industry Collaboration (TTIC) members work with faculty to move technologies and discoveries out of the academic lab and into the marketplace
  • Define the role of university technology transfer.

Taught by: Erik Halvorsen, PhD, MBA.

Seminars & Workshops
Negotiation Techniques

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Discuss how companies may use the techniques during license negotiations
  • Describe the different negotiating techniques
  • Explain how you can combat arguments and use them to your advantage

Taught by Erik Halvorsen, PhD, MBA

Seminars & Workshops
The Invention Disclosure Process

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Discuss how the Tufts community can work with the Tech Transfer office to protect their scientific discoveries
  • Describe how to fill out the invention disclosure form
  • Explain how the TTIC evaluates new inventions to determine patentability.

Taught by: Colm Lawler, PhD.

Seminars & Workshops
The Role of Technology Development for Advancing Academic Discoveries

After completing this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Explain the challenges facing early stage discoveries and inventions
  • Discuss the evolving role of technology development and how you can overcome challenges
  • Identify case studies within Tufts and examples from other institutions that involve technology development.

Taught by: John Cosmopoulos, MSc, MBA.