Assignments: The Bad and The Ugly
January 21 (Thursday)
Noon – 1:30 PM EST
Maura O’Connell, PhD, Managing Partner, FR Kelly
Lakita Cavin, JD, PhD, Sr. Staff Attorney, University of Tennessee
Michael Wiwchar, JD, PhD, Associate, Faegre Drinker
$150 AUTM Members / $225 Non-Members
What It's All About
Many people in the tech transfer field are familiar with the 2011 US Supreme Court Stanford v. Roche decision. But not everyone is familiar with the April 2018 revisions to the Bayh-Dole Act regarding the obligation for universities to require employees to assign invention rights to their university, or theapproach on the format and timing of assignments in Europe. This session will provide an overview suggestions for ensuring compliance in both jurisdictions.
Understand the Bayh-Dole Act changes, effective May 14, 2018, in so far as they affect universities
Identify best practices for drafting an assignment
Discuss timing of signing such an assignment
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Identify assignments that work for the US and abroad, including the EPO
Discuss notarization requirements; and assignor/assignee signing requirements