Saturday, March 6, 2010

Licensing Executives Society: March 11 Florida Chapter Meeting

Thursday, March 11
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Strategic Alliance as a Tool for Rebuilding Profits in the New Global

Phyl Speser, J.D., Ph.D. Founder and CEO of Foresight Science &
Technology Incorporated and chair of the LES Strategic Alliance

Dr. Speser has run commercialization programs under contract to the
DoE, NIH, EPA, NIST, USDA, DOD, and NSF SBIR Programs.
Foresight conducts around 500 new commercialization projects each
year for corporate, university, and government agencies in the US
and abroad. Dr. Speser is the author of the best selling textbook The
Art & Science of Technology Transfer, (Wiley, 2006).

There are two undisputed facts in the current climate: First credit is
tight. Second, the engines of the last century’s economy are literally
and figuratively running out of power. The collapse of the domestic
auto industry and global layoffs in all economic sectors are signs that
“the times they are a’ changing” and new times will present new
challenges and new opportunities for licensing executives.
The LES Strategic Alliances Committee is pleased to present a
seminar focused on leveraging the innovative potential of America’s
small and mid-sized companies to leapfrog ahead in the new global
economy. In the current recession, small and mid-sized enterprises
(SMEs) are likely to be significant engines of growth in the early
stages of the recovery. More flexible and nimble, such firms are able
to more rapidly exploit emerging market opportunities. Even more
importantly, they can tap into a number of federal and state programs
that subsidize R&D and product development. By building supply
chains that include these IP suppliers, companies can leverage
available technology and government R&D funding in areas of
significant opportunity such as green energy, healthcare,
transportation, education, and sustainable natural resource extraction.
Together with the Florida Chapter, the LES Strategic Alliance
Committee has prepared a seminar that provides insights into
partnering with SMEs. An alliance with SMEs can be modeled as a
real option. We begin with a look at structuring alliances with SME IP
suppliers. We then explore best practices for in and out licensing at
SMEs via a panel of Federal Government Small Business Innovation
Research (SBIR) Program Award winner(s). We conclude with a brief
look at deal-making and at the roles for corporate, university, and
Federal licensing executives, IP lawyers, and consultants in building
and supporting alliances involving SMEs. Discussion is welcome


Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona
6400 Sanger Road
Orlando FL 32827

LES Members & Non-Members: $35
Online Registration Deadline: March 10, 12 PM

No refunds after March 10
Substitutions are permitted

Greg Nelson
LES Florida Chapter Co-Chair

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