2020 Software Course Webinar Series

2020 Software Course Webinar Series

Oct 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 (Fridays)
Noon – 1:30 p.m. CST

$25 AUTM Members / $50 Non-members 
(registration fee includes all five webinars)
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What It's All About
AUTM's Software Course Webinar Series provides an overview of basic principles and best practices, emerging models, and actual cases. Participants learn the tools to handle basic to complex software asset management and licensing situations across five weekly webinars. 
October 2 (Friday)
Open Source Software
Drew Bennett, University of Michigan
George Chellapa, The University of Chicago
Chris Ghere, University of Minnesota
An overview of the best resources available to technology transfer offices (TTOs) for navigating the open source ecosystem. These resources will include an introduction to the basics of open source software, including different types of open source licenses, open source business models, source code management/release and navigating the complex relationship with faculty who prefer open source as a transfer mechanism. Use of case examples will help with real world issues that most offices face and how to address them. The session also includes a panel discussion that will dive deeper into how different TTOs support and manage their open source software, including a set of best practices they have implemented.
October 9 (Friday)
Patenting Software – Current Insights
Cindy Chepanoske, Carnegie Mellon University
Christina McDonough, Fish & Richardson P.C.
David Bailey, KPPB LLLP
Imelda Oropeza, Stanford University
Louisa Salomon, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
The patent landscape for software and AI innovations is frequently changing. In this webinar we’ll first cover an overview of patent eligibility for AI-related subject matter, including machine learning/deep learning methods and technical applications of AI.   An Alice update via relevant examples using patent -eligible and -ineligible cases from the Federal circuit will be discussed, including the latest USPTO guidance. Next, we’ll dive into one of our own bioinformatics subject matter case studies as an example of the USPTO pulling back notice of allowance and through the appeals process. Finally, we’ll focus on decision making related to software patenting, including building an internal strategy for deciding when to file. Factors to consider when making filing decisions will be explored along with best practices for communicating these strategic considerations to key stakeholders, including faculty and leadership.

October 16 (Friday)
Licensing Models
Drew Bennett, University of Michigan
Laura Dorsey, University of Washington
Andrew Morrow, University of Minnesota
This session is built to explore the various options in contemporary software licensing from universities. With the advent of ever increasingly complex solutions being offered by faculty and research staff and increasing interest from a wide variety of ecosystem partners different approaches and combinations are needed. With the gamut of solutions running from open source options to End User License Agreements to traditional royalty based agreements and more current options including equity centered licenses this session will explore the pros, cons, benefits and pitfalls of these different options.
October 23 (Friday)
Dealing with Data
Cindy Chepanoske, Carnegie Mellon University
Daniel Dardani, CLP, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Dinesh Divakaran, PhD, Duke University
Myron Kassaraba, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Charles Macedo, Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
It has been said that data is the new oil. Increasingly, data is at the forefront of many leading technologies, including machine learning innovations, and is becoming a ubiquitous component of many licensing transactions. As such, technology transfer professionals will need to understand data components and stay on top of unfolding developments if they wish to remain ahead of emerging trends as well as protect and use this unique type of intellectual property. This session will discuss the types of data typically used or generated at universities, its potential, its challenges, and showcase some current best practices for dealing with data in licensing agreements and sponsored research agreements.

October 30 (Friday)
Roundtable Discussion
Lewis Humpheys, Tech Launch Arizona
Software Course Committee
Lewis Humphreys will moderate an open discussion on software licensing. Lewis will outline some of the highlights of the Software Course and learning practices to help attendees on putting what you have learned into practice. If you have live cases or questions about software licensing bring them to this webinar. All of the AUTM software community will benefit from this peer-to-peer learning opportunity. 

If you have questions about the course, email Sandra Elery, Professional Development Coordinator, or call +1-847-686-2280. 

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