Office of Technology Commercialization Events

MEach year the Office of Technology Commercialization hosts events featuring educational and promotional opportunities for the Georgetown University community and the Washington, D.C. area in the field of technology transfer and intellectual property. Please read further for more information about upcoming events and read about past events we have hosted in the past. A special thank you to those who have attended our past events!

Invention to Innovation (I2I) Seminar Series

Invention to Innovation (I2I) Seminars are designed for the University community to learn about aspects of intellectual property and the commercialization process. If you have invented, or are interested in inventing a particular technology and want to learn about issues in the field and engage with specialists and practitioners, I2I seminars are your opportunity. It also provides a great networking platform to engage other researchers inside and outside Georgetown, as well as the staff of the OTC.


Mon., Feb. 5th, 12-1:30pm at Leavey Program Room: 
"Adventures in Entrepreneurship: The Case of Embody"

Jeff Conroy (CEO, Embody)

Future I2Is (Speakers and Topics to be Confirmed)

Wed., Mar. 21st: Todd Buck


Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, 11-12:30pm
"Collaborating and Consulting: Intellectual Property Issues to Consider"
Featuring: Todd Buck, Ph.D., of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Fri., Oct. 27th, 12-1:30pm
The Lean Startup
Featuring: John Jabara, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Georgetown University

Wed., Sep. 27th, 12-1:30pm
Success at the Patent Office: Strategies to Consider Before Filing a Patent Application
Featuring: Carissa Childs, Ph.D. and Shelly A. Jones, LeClairRyan

Wed., Mar. 22nd, 12-1:30pm
Intellectual Property 101 and University Policy: For Entrepreneurial Students
Claudia Cherney Stewart, Ph.D., Vice President for Technology Commercialization, Georgetown University
Mark C. Comtois, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Jonathan Cohen, Special Counsel, Duane Morris LLP

Wed., Nov. 30th, 12-1:30pm
Collaborative Partnerships for Cancer Drug Discovery and Development: National Cancer Institute’s Experimental Therapeutics (NExT) Program
Featuring: Barbara Mroczkowski, Ph.D., Division of Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis at the National Cancer Institute


To read more about the 2017 Patent Awards Ceremony, please visit our Full Website 

COMING SOON: "Celebrating Start-Ups"

Please stay tuned for our upcoming event, "Celebrating Start-Ups." We look forward to your participation in this event.

This program will aim to raise awareness of Georgetown's life-science startup activities and spin-offs and to provide investors and prospective development partners an opportunity to connect with our entrepreneurs who will help to further establish enthusiasm and engagement with the life-science entrepreneurial community at Georgetown.

NAI Induction Ceremony

The induction ceremony for the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) was held on Feb. 25, 2014 to honor 17 faculty members who have been inducted. The inductees were honored in a private, informal ceremony hosted by the OTC at the Medical Center campus.

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To request a program, please contact Azra Chughtai or call 202-687-7424.

Other Previous OTC Events

Previous OTC events have included Socially Responsible Licensing, Research Commercialization Introductory Courses, Georgetown Bio-Initiatives, Hoya Entrepreneurship Challenge, the Transatlantic Science Week, and the Start-Up and Commercialization Boot Camp. We aim to provide the University community with rewarding and insightful events to foster greater knowledge of intellectual property and technology transfer.

Thank you to our past event sponsors:

Foley BlankRome Frommer 

King MorganLewis