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August 31, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
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Webinar: Liability, Indemnification, and Warranties

August 31, 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: Liability, Indemnification, and Warranties

The natural inclination of universities and their industry sponsors is to avoid accepting responsibility for events that are beyond their control or more specifically for losses or damages that they did not cause. This session will address various ways to address liability in industry sponsored research agreements and how these provisions can coordinate with the nature of the project, the expected outcomes and intended uses of the results.


Jessica Boyle, University of Iowa

Jessica Boyle is a Contracts Administrator at The University of Iowa’s Division of Sponsored Programs. She reviews, drafts and negotiates selected proposals, funding contracts, non-monetary agreements and subawards related to externally funded research. Jessica has presented on topics relating to building effective partnerships between sponsored research and technology transfer offices, outgoing subawards and negotiation strategies for material transfer agreements. Jessica earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Iowa and her Juris Doctorate and Certificate in Advocacy and Problem-Solving from Hamline University School of Law. She is admitted to the Minnesota State Bar and the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Prior to joining the University of Iowa’s Division of Sponsored Programs, Jessica worked as a Constituent Services Representative for U.S. Congressman David Loebsack and as an attorney in private law practice specializing in management side labor and employment law and civil litigation.

Rebecca Goodman, Celgene

Rebecca Goodman is Senior Corporate Counsel at Celgene Corporation with a focus on Intellectual Property.   She handles complex negotiation and contract drafting  related to research and development collaborations, sponsored research and licensing with both academic and government institutions as well as other pharmaceutical and biotech companies.   Rebecca is also involved in diligence and negotiations related acquisitions and came to Celgene upon Celgene’s acquisition of Abraxis BioScience.   Prior to working at Abraxis, Rebecca worked at the Office of Intellectual Property Administration for the University of California, Los Angeles.   She holds in In-House License in New Jersey and is admitted to the Bar is California and is a licensed patent attorney with the USPTO.  She holds a B.A in Biology from Columbia University, a J.D. from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.


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.

$200 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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