Columbia University

Technology Ventures

Patenting and Licensing Early Stage University Technology

March 23, 2016
Speaker: 
Orin Herskowitz, Executive Director, CTV
Columbia University Medical Center
Health Sciences Library, LL103
701 W. 168th Street
03:00pm

Columbia Technology Ventures’ Executive Director Orin Herskowitz will talk about the fast-changing and ever-growing world of patenting and licensing early-stage university technologies, including examples of scientific inventions, how patent decisions get made, and how license agreements are negotiated, both within Columbia and across the industry.

For those of you who are new to tech transfer, our core objective is to facilitate the transfer of inventions from academic research to outside organizations for the benefit of society on a local, national and global basis. Each year, CTV manages nearly 400 invention disclosures from faculty, 100 license deals and 15+ new start-ups. CTV currently has over 1,200 patent assets available for licensing, across research fields such as bio, IT, cleantech, devices, nanotechnology, and material science.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Orin Herskowitz, VP of Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer for Columbia University and Executive Director of Columbia Technology Ventures (CTV), is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia’s Business and Engineering Schools. He has been a Board Member or Advisor to a number of innovation and entrepreneurship-focused initiatives in NYC, including the NYC Media Lab, NYC ACRE, the Coulter Translational Partnership, PowerBridgeNY, and HarlemBiospace.

Columbia Technology Ventures is the tech transfer office of Columbia University. Our core objective is to facilitate the transfer of inventions from academic research to outside organizations for the benefit of society on a local, national and global basis. Each year, CTV manages more than 350 invention disclosures from faculty, 100 license deals and 15 new start-ups. CTV currently has over 1200 patent assets available for licensing, across research fields such as bio, IT, cleantech, devices, nanotechnology, and material science. Columbia Technology Ventures has a particular focus on start-up companies. Over the years, CTV has been involved with launching over 200 companies based on Columbia's technologies. Of these companies, over 40 have received VC funding, with over 25 successful acquisitions or IPOs to date. For more information, please visit www.techventures.columbia.edu.