Century Club Hosts Seminar on University-Business Partnerships

Posted: November 9, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

When businesses collaborate with faculty members and students, who owns the finished product? Who has rights to the intellectual property, product, or service that is created? These issues and more will be covered in the Century Club’s next information technology law seminar, “Strategies for Working with Universities as Research Partners: Who Owns It?,” on Friday, Nov. 19. The seminar is held from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner at 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean.

Speakers include Phil Porter, a partner in the Technology Law Group of Hogan & Hartson L.L.P., on “What and Who Do You Need to Know?”; William Bennett, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, 60th district, on “Intellectual Property Policy: The Commonwealth’s Perspective”; Chris Hill, vice provost for research and professor of public policy and technology, on “The University as a Resource: How Do We Handle IP Issues?”; and Ed Kessler, director of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., on “When Partnering with Universities: Intellectual Property Issues You Need to Consider.”

The cost is $45, or $35 for Century Club members. There is an additional $10 fee for payment at the door. Send your fee with your name, title, organization, address, phone, fax, and e-mail to Century Club of GMU, 7915 Westpark Drive, McLean, Va. 22102 by Nov. 15. For more information, call 761-3141. The seminar is hosted by the Century Club of GMU, the National Center for Technology and Law, and the Internet Multimedia Center. Corporate sponsors include Hazel & Thomas P.C., Hogan & Hartson L.L.P., and Market Wise.

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