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September 14, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
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Webinar: Foreground Intellectual Property

September 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

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academy-blueThis UIDP Academy series presents information and ideas from leading subject matter experts on tried, true, and new approaches to U-I contracting, with opportunities for Q&A and presenter interaction. Presenters will use the UIDP Contract Accords as practical guidance to help participants understand issues and collaborate more effectively.

Topic: Foreground Intellectual Property

Learn about the expectations that companies and universities have around IP. Understand reporting and disclosure requirements. Discover a pathway for sponsors to benefit from FIP.


JoAnna Floyd, Clemson University

JoAnna L. Floyd, J.D. is the Director of the Office of Industry Contracts at Clemson University.  Her office is responsible for supporting Clemson researchers in their pursuit of research funding from private industry and managing and negotiating sponsored research contracts and other related agreements with companies. JoAnna was appointed to this position in 2013 after serving as Assistant Director of Licensing and Contracts with the Clemson University Research Foundation (CURF) since 2008.  Prior to her employment with CURF, JoAnna was the Interim Director of the Intellectual Property Office at the University of South Carolina.  Her prior experience includes managing all aspects of intellectual property protection including patent prosecution and copyright and trademark registration, evaluating commercial potential of technologies, negotiating license agreements, and working with university faculty and staff start-up companies to commercialize technology. JoAnna holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of South Carolina and a J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Charles Adelsheim, Varian

Charles’ responsibilities at Varian Medical Systems center on negotiating sponsored research agreements and license agreements with universities, CROs, and hospitals worldwide. He also handles incoming invention disclosures and a variety of contract and legal issues related to Varian’s diverse interactions with universities, CROs, and hospitals. He is a licensed patent attorney with 7+ years of experience prosecuting patents. Charles have a background in chemistry and engineering, and now oncology as well. He has experience with the vagaries of working within a university system, and experience in the private sector, and aim to continue to bridge the gap between these two sometimes disparate worlds.

Moderator: Elaine Brock, UIDP Contract Accords Manager
Elaine is a Project Manager for the UIDP, managing the Contract Accords and Master Agreements projects, both of which develop practical guidance and materials to help parties negotiating collaborative research agreements. She is President & Senior Partner at Contracts, Compliance, and Conflict of Interest Authority, LLC, where she provides advice and counsel to universities and small business on research administration issues.

Registration & Cost

Only $1600 for non-members to attend 9 information packed, interactive sessions.

$100 for participants from UIDP member organizations.

$250 for non-member participants

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Full Series Schedule

Visit the U-I Contracting Webinar Series page for more information.

Cost Date Topic
$200 August 17 Confidentiality & Publications
$200 August 31 Liability, Indemnification, and Warranties
$250 September 14 Foreground Intellectual Property
$250 September 28 Background Intellectual Property
$200 October 12 Other Research Results
$200 October 26 Copyright
$250 November 9 Software
$250 November 30 New Contracting Models
$200 December 14 International Contracting Issues

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