FIRE Series

The F.I.R.E. Series (For Innovators, Researchers, and Entrepreneurs) began in 2003 as an educational program at which we discuss issues and topics pertaining to research, discovery, intellectual property, intellectual property protection, technology development, technology licensing, business formation, and economic development.

Meeting days and times will vary depending on room availability and anticipated audience size. Please check the event calendar for event locations and details. Upcoming events will also be advertised via our mailing list.

 

Future Topics Are Scheduled to Include:

There are no events scheduled at this time.

 

Previous Topics Have Included:

 

Research

  • “Find Funding in Your Freezer and Move Science Forward: The Investigator’s Annexe” (11 June 2013, Robert Bondaryk presenting)
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  •  “Corning and University Technology Collaborations” (9 April 2013, Charles Philip presenting)
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  •  “The Center for Medical Technology & Innovation: a Pathway from Concept to Commercialization in Developing New Medical Technologies” (11 December 2012, Greg Gdowski, Ph.D. presenting)
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  • “First to Invent vs. First to File: The Importance of Keeping a Proper Laboratory Notebook” (8 September 2011, Carissa Childs, Ph.D., J.D. and Edwin Merkel, J.D. presenting)
    Please note that much of the information presented in this session has been obsoleted by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.

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Innovation

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  • “The Future of Personalized Medicine Patents” (8 January 2013, Carissa Childs, Ph.D., J.D. and Ted Merkel, J.D. presenting)
    Mediasite Presentation
  • “The Center for Medical Technology & Innovation: a Pathway from Concept to Commercialization in Developing New Medical Technologies” (11 December 2012, Greg Gdowski, Ph.D. presenting)
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  •  “What Is an Invention?” (13 October 2011, Kathryn Doyle, Ph.D., J.D. presenting)
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Intellectual Property Protection

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  • “Patenting New Uses for Existing Compounds” (12 September 2013, Chris Curfman presenting)
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  •  “The Myriad Controversy and the Patentability of Genes” (8 August 2013, Joanna Brougher presenting)
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  •  “The Future of Personalized Medicine Patents” (8 January 2013, Carissa Childs, Ph.D., J.D. and Ted Merkel, J.D. presenting)
    Mediasite Presentation
  • “Drafting a Strong Provisional Patent Application” (13 November 2012, Ranjana Kadle, Ph.D., J.D. presenting)
    Mediasite Presentation
  • “Small Business and University Strategies for the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act” (10 May 2012, Gibson Lanier, Ph.D., J.D. and David Perryman, J.D. presenting)
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  • “Positive and Negative Data in Patent Procurement — When to Provide It and Why It Matters” (12 April 2012, Tina McKeon, Ph.D., J.D. presenting)
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  • “First to Invent vs. First to File: The Importance of Keeping a Proper Laboratory Notebook” (8 September 2011, Carissa Childs, Ph.D., J.D. and Edwin Merkel, J.D. presenting)
    Please note that much of the information presented in this session has been obsoleted by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.

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  • “Intellectual Property Protection Beyond Patents — Trademarks and Copyrights” (12 May 2011, Michael Brown, Esq. presenting)
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  • “Inequitable Conduct-Therasense, Inc. v. Beckton, Dickinson & Co.” (14 April 2011, Gibson Lanier, Ph.D., Esq. presenting)
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  •  “Recent Trends at the U.S. Patent Office — Patent Strategies to Improve Your Outcome” (10 February 2011, Carissa Childs, Ph.D., Esq. and Edwin Merkel, Esq. presenting)
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Technology Commercialization & Licensing

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  •  “The Center for Medical Technology & Innovation: a Pathway from Concept to Commercialization in Developing New Medical Technologies” (11 December 2012, Greg Gdowski, Ph.D. presenting)
    Mediasite Presentation
  • “Crossing the Development Gap” (9 October 2012, Michael Rusnak and Mikael Totterman presenting)
    Mediasite Presentation
  • “So You Want to Make a Deal…? Partnering and Licensing with Bio/Pharma and Others” (11 November 2010, Bruce Pratt presenting)
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    Special thanks to the Clinical & Translational Science Institute and the Office of Research Alliances for making Dr. Pratt’s visit possible!

 

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Business Formation/Economic Development

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  •  “The Keys to Bank Financing for Start-Up and Early-Stage Businesses – Debt as a Supplement to Venture Capital Funding” (12 March 2013, Carl Luger, Timothy Brown, & Jacqueline Lavoie presenting)
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  • “Crossing the Development Gap” (9 October 2012, Michael Rusnak and Mikael Totterman presenting)
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  • “TEN and HTR — Entrepreneur Programs and Services in 2012″ (9 February 2012, Jean Kase and Mike Riedlinger presenting)
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  • “When and How to Form a Business: Practical Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls” (14 October 2010, Daniel Kinel, Esq. presenting)
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Miscellaneous Presentations

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  • “Corning and University Technology Collaborations” (9 April 2013, Charles Philip presenting)
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  • “The Center for Medical Technology & Innovation: a Pathway from Concept to Commercialization in Developing New Medical Technologies” (11 December 2012, Greg Gdowski, Ph.D. presenting)
    Mediasite Presentation  

 

 

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