Register today for Intellectual Property Week
Intellectual property (IP) is the legal framework that protects the value of creations and discoveries. It also helps assure that society benefits from innovations. Naturally, it is important to the work we do at Argonne National Laboratory. Understanding IP can be essential.
The Legal Department and the Technology Commercialization and Partnerships division (TCP) invite you to attend one or more sessions of IP Week, which is aimed at providing Argonne researchers with information and guidance to help them better manage IP and make maximum impact with their research.
Reporting IP to the proper Argonne support staff and generally managing IP carefully and strategically helps build your career, it builds research programs, and it can lead to additional income for you via royalties.
Registration is required for all sessions. Attend one or all. Lunch will be served at each session.
IP Week Kickoff and the Importance of IP
Monday, Oct. 7, Building 402, Lower Gallery, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Glenn McKeown (Argonne general counsel) and Ushma Kriplani (interim associate laboratory director, Science and Technology Partnerships and Outreach) on the importance of IP to Argonne and its mission
- Supratik Guha (director, Nanoscience and Technology division) on the role of IP in building strategic laboratory programs
- Brian Lally (assistant general counsel for Technology Transfer, U.S. Department of Energy) on the importance of IP to DOE
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Inventions and Patents
Tuesday, Oct. 8, Building 202, Room B169, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Yuepeng Zhang (principal materials scientist, Applied Materials division) and John Hryn (group leader, Emergent Materials and Processes, Applied Materials division) provide a researcher’s perspective on the importance of inventions
- Karen Blouin (assistant chief counsel for Intellectual Property, DOE) and Efim Gluskin (Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Accelerator Systems division) on DOE patenting of Argonne Inventions
- Mark Hilliard (chief patent counsel) Chris Claxton (business development executive, Technology Commercialization and Partnerships division) on inventions, patents and licensing at Argonne
Wednesday, Oct. 9, Building 202, Room B169, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Joann Yan Zhou (group manager, Vehicle and Energy Technology and Mobility Analysis, Energy Systems division) on sponsored research using Argonne software
- Tom Fanning (manager, Safety and Engineering Analysis, Nuclear Science and Engineering division) on sponsored research using Argonne software
- Joshua Lyle (cyber security analyst, Strategic Security Sciences division) on how IP provided protection to discuss early-stage technology with venture capitalists and other private sponsors
- Paulina Rychenkova (business development executive, Technology Commercialization and Partnerships division), Pete Slawniak (senior attorney, Intellectual Property) and Liz Jordan (project lead, Technology Commercialization and Partnerships division) on how Argonne manages software
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Thursday, Oct. 10, Building 202, Room B169, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
- John Carlisle (former Argonne researcher, successful entrepreneur, and current director of Chain Reaction Innovations) on innovation with Argonne
- Jason Pariso (director, George Shultz Innovation Fund, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation) on innovation, intellectual property and startups
- Scott Forbes (director, Computer Science and Engineering, IP Group) on building a business on Argonne technology
For additional information, contact Alex Mitchell (TCP).