September 12-13, 2022
Omni Parker House Hotel
Boston, MA
*Tentative schedule, program subject to change



Day 1 - Monday, September 12

7:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. Registration
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 – 10 a.m. Workshops
A1: Evaluating Startups 
Moderator: Hemi Chopra, University of Maryland

A2: IP Monetization and How to Derive Value from University Intellectual Property Portfolios
Moderator: Michael Siem, Goldberg Segalla
10 – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Workshops
B1: Lessons from the Trenches: How Language in Agreements May Have Unintended Consequences on the Ability to Recover Value
Moderator: Sharon Roberg-Perez, Robins Kaplan LLP

B2: IP Should Not be Your Priority: How to Talk Tech Transfer to VCs
Moderator: RK Narayanan, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Break
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Plenary I
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch
1:45 – 3 p.m. Workshops
C1: Patent Protection for Artificial Intelligence Inventions from a U.S. and European Perspective
Moderator: Greg Hunt, Jenkins Wilson Taylor & Hunt

C2: Managing an IP Portfolio in the New University-Startup Environment
Moderator: Brendan Serapiglia, Gates & Cooper LLP
Curtis Broadbent, University of Rochester Ventures,
Jonathan MIT Technology Licensing Office
3 – 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. AUTM Chair Address
Speaker: Laura Savatski
, University of Louisville
AUTM Board of Directors, Immediate Past Chair
3:45 - 5:00 p.m. Plenary II: Strategies to Promote the Diversity of Innovators and the Success of Their Contributions to the Collective Competitiveness of American Innovation to Impact Health
Moderator: Kathleen Rousche, NIH/NHLBI
5 - 6 p.m. Networking Reception



Day 2 - Tuesday, September 13

7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Registration
8 – 9 a.m. Breakfast
9 – 10:15 a.m. Workshops
D1: Are Universities Winning the Global War on Innovation?
Moderator: DJ Nag, Innovaito LLC
Speaker: Andrei Iancu, Irell and Manella

D2: Brainstorming Startup Formation with Your Faculty
Moderator: Sadhana Chitale, NYU Langone Health
10:15 – 11 a.m. Networking Break
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Plenary III: Reverse Pitch
The Reverse Pitch session provides a unique venue for members of industry and academia to socialize, connect and discuss areas of interest. Industry partners are each given 5-7 minutes to present developing technologies to their academic and governmental counterparts, share tips on collaborating with their companies, and discuss their partnering interests.
Moderator: John Zurawski, Ballard Spahr
12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch
1:45 – 3 p.m. Workshops
E1: Faculty Inventions Lead to a Robust Academic Pipeline
Moderator: Hemi Chopra, University of Maryland

E2: Providing Trainees with the Skills We Want to Hire
Moderator: Alex Turo, Columbia Technology Ventures
3 – 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Plenary IV
4:30 pm Meeting Adjourns


Gold Sponsors

Longford Capital
Massachusetts Biotechnology Council

Bronze Sponsors


Contributing Sponsors

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Michael Best