Provisional Patent Applications – A Panacea for Large and Small Molecules? 

Powering Next Generation Competitive Advantage in Tech Transfer 

Date: April 4, 2023 (Tuesday) 
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern 
Cost: Members: $0, Non-Members: $225 
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Expanding Business networks, tapping into diverse perspectives and strengthening teamwork, collaboration and innovation - these are the outcomes you can expect when you embrace equity, diversity and inclusion as a business imperative. Numerous studies have shown that diverse teams are more creative, productive and perform better than non-diverse teams. 

In this webinar, you will learn the why and how of inclusive leadership that fosters a culture where everyone feels valued and respected. Using the AUTM Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Toolkit as a learning tool, we will discuss how to develop a unique EDI strategy and system that is most relevant for your organization. We will cover understanding implicit and structural bias, improving global and cultural awareness, key best practices and how to measure impact. 

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Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the core elements of the AUTM EDI Toolkit 
  • explain steps tech transfer offices can use to develop an EDI Strategy and supporting system 
  • design a concise, data-driven approach to demonstrate the business benefits of EDI, and 
  • discuss the importance of self-awareness and how to be a catalyst for change in your organization. 


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Speaker Bios

Lisa Mueller is a shareholder at Casmir Jones.  For more than 25  years, Lisa has provided strategic counsel on complex patent issues to clients in the plant, food, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemistry sectors. A thought leader on pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical patent law, Lisa speaks frequently to legal and industry groups, and publishes widely. Lisa is the host of the AUTM on the Air podcast and the current Chair of the AUTM EDI Committee. 

Karen Maples is the founder of FutureForward, a global initiative to advance the economic impact of innovation by accelerating inclusion of diverse and underrepresented groups in the innovation ecosystem. She is also the founder of Myutiq - an innovation strategy firm that helps organizations build innovation capacity for long-term viability and growth.  

Karen is the Past-Chair of the AUTM EDI Committee. She is a founding member of Invent Together and serves on the Advisory Board of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Foundation. She has been recognized by Enterprising Women as one of the top women entrepreneurs in North America. She holds a BA and MBA   from the College of William and Mary and post-graduate studies at Harvard Business School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania