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Intellectual Property Protection & Licensing Strategies for Small Businesses


1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EST

This webinar is ideal for small tech firms, university researchers with small businesses, and university PostDocs considering licensing technology from the university.

Topics covered include:

  • Best practices for protecting your IP;
  • Current patent trends;
  • Overview of open source license issues and impact on your IP;
  • How university tech transfer and IP offices work (what drives them);
  • Strategies and tactics for licensing university IP:
  • How to identify and protect your IP (what is yours, what is the universities).

Presented by James Gatto, Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Session hosted by CIT and moderated by Robert Brooke, Director, Federal Funding Programs.


  • Virginia based tech firms/researchers (this session only): $10 per person
  • All Others: $35 per person


Event log in info will be sent to you a few days prior to the session.

QUESTIONS: Robert Brooke,, 703-689-3080


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