Office of Technology Commercialization Events

Each 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.

UPCOMING I2Is and Events: 

Wednesday, November 6th, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  Leavey Program Room #1606 at the Leavey Center: International Research Collaborations: Safeguarding Your Research; Mary Schmiedel, J.D., C.P.C.M. Senior Director, Office of Research Oversight, Chief Conflicts Officer; Elena Lobo, Esq., Associate Counsel forInternational Affairs, Office of General Counsel;Claudia C. Stewart, Ph.D., Vice President for Technology Commercialization

PAST I2Is:

Wednesday, Octoberber 23, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  Leavey Program Room #1606 at the Leavey Center: Forgotten But Not Gone: The Requirements of Inventorship and UtilityMoving from the Lab to the Clinic: Early-Stage Interactions with the FDA Dr. Russell Timm, Ph.D., Of Counsel, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

Wednesday, September 11, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  Leavey Program Room #1606 at the Leavey Center: 
Moving from the Lab to the Clinic: Early-Stage Interactions with the FDA
Mr. Dan Orr, Esq., Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

Wed., April 17, 12-1:30pm, Building D, Warwick Evans Conference Room (new location):
PATENTS: FROM INVENTION TO COMMERCIALIZATION IN THE BIOMEDICAL SPACE -Dr. Ling Zhong, Ph.D., Shareholder & Mr. James M. Gould, Counsel, Ratner Prestia

Wed., Nov. 7th, 12-1:30pm, Building D, Warwick Evans Conference Room (new location):
Inventions:  When Does Patent Protection Make Sense, and How Does Open Source Fit In?
Mr. Gregory J. Kirsch, Patent Attorney, Partner, Head of IP for Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.

Wed., Oct. 17th, 12-1:30pm, Leavey Program room 1606 in the Leavey Centre:
Critical Success Factors for a Biotechnology  
Dr. Brian A. Pollok, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO of Propagenix Inc.

Wed., Mar. 21st, 12-1:30pm at Leavey Program Room:

Collaborating and Consulting: IP Issues to Consider
Todd Buck, Ph.D., Esq., of Haug Partners LLP

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

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

2019 PATENT AWARDS CEREMONY

To read more about the 2019 Patent Awards Ceremony, please visit our Full Website 

Other Previous OTC Events

Previous OTC events have included National Academy of Inventors ceremonies, 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.