The Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) is Cornell University's technology transfer office. We manage technology for Cornell's Ithaca campus, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech, and Cornell AgriTech in Geneva.

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April 2022

CTL@WCM Office Hours with Brian Kelly

April 28 — 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CTL@WCM Virtual Office hours are open to all who wish to gain more information about the advancement of their patent filings. You will discuss technology venture projects in a one-on-one meeting with a Weill Cornell Business Development and Licensing Officer. Book your 30-minute session in advance using the Bookings link below.   April 128th office hours will be hosted by Brian Kelly, the Director of Technology Licensing at CTL, NYC office.   Brian manages a portfolio of inventions focusing on…

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IP Series #3: Successful Patent Applications–It’s All in the Timing

April 20 — 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The right to be granted a patent for a given invention lies with the first person to file a fully-supported patent application. However, rushing to the patent office does not necessarily lead to the best outcomes in patenting. Finding the perfect time to file a patent is a collaborative process between the inventor and CTL, discovering a time that is not too early or too late.  In this third session of the IP Series, we will discuss real-life examples of…

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CTL@WCM Office Hours with Brian Kelly

April 14 — 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CTL@WCM Virtual Office hours are open to all who wish to gain more information about the advancement of their patent filings. You will discuss technology venture projects in a one-on-one meeting with a Weill Cornell Business Development and Licensing Officer. Book your 30-minute session in advance using the Bookings link below.   April 14th office hours will be hosted by Brian Kelly, the Director of Technology Licensing at CTL, NYC office.   Brian manages a portfolio of inventions focusing on…

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Ignite Innovation Acceleration – 2022 Spring Cycle Info Session #2

April 8 — 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ignite Innovation Acceleration is a gap funding program and one of the three signature programs of Ignite: Cornell Research Lab to Market gap funding series. The program aims to advance Cornell University research innovations to the next inflection point (technical or commercial validation) towards commercialization. Awarded projects receive up to $50,000. Funding is provided in form of grants to labs to advance inventions toward licensing, startup formation, or industry partnerships. Project applications are submitted by Cornell University research labs based…

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March 2022

Ignite Innovation Acceleration – 2022 Spring Cycle Info Session #1

March 25 — 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ignite Innovation Acceleration is a gap funding program and one of the three signature programs of Ignite: Cornell Research Lab to Market gap funding series. The program aims to advance Cornell University research innovations to the next inflection point (technical or commercial validation) towards commercialization. Awarded projects receive up to $50,000. Funding is provided in form of grants to labs to advance inventions toward licensing, startup formation, or industry partnerships. Project applications are submitted by Cornell University research labs based…

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CTL@WCM Special Panel on Women’s Health

March 17 — 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

From reproductive health menopause to mental health, more attention is being paid to women’s health issues as they are becoming less taboo. As of 2021, the women’s health segment accounts for only 4% of R&D funding and only 1.4% of capital invested in healthcare ; however, it is one of the fastest-growing segments in the healthcare industry. The field is mainly driven by innovation in digital health and surgical innovations.   In a special panel, CTL@WCM will address the opportunities…

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Social Science Innovation Series #1: Virtual Fireside Chat with Professor Peter Enns

March 10 — 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Have you ever had an idea for turning the knowledge gained from your research into a business or a non-profit, but wondered how to do It? Come join us for a series of conversations about how we can use social science innovation to help find solutions to the toughest challenges in society. We’ll help you explore and understand the possible paths and available Cornell structures to support your applications of innovation from academia research to improve cultural, financial, environmental, social…

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CTL@WCM Office Hours with Donna Rounds

March 10 — 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CTL@WCM Virtual Office hours are open to all who wish to gain more information about the advancement of their patent filings, to discuss their technology venture project with a one-on-one meeting with a Weill Cornell Business Development and Licensing Officer. Book your 30-minute session in advance using the Bookings link below.   March 10th virtual office hours will be hosted by Donna J. Rounds, Interim Senior Technology Licensing Officer.   Donna has over 20 years of building value in early-stage…

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February 2022

A Plant License – AUTM Annual Conference

February 23 — 10:30 am - 10:45 am

The anatomy of a plant license is different from that of a biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or medical devices license. Different types of intellectual property protect plants, so drafting associated licenses can be challenging. The deal terms vary according to the type of license. Plants are a huge part of the earth’s ecosystem, and understanding how they grow and eventually reach the market is attractive. Panelists will cover these issues. Join this session, and you may even learn how the soybean made…

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IP Series #2: “Why are diagnostic claims so hard to get (in the US)?”

February 17 — 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online Webinar

IP Series #2: “Why are diagnostic claims so hard to get (in the US)?”   Featured speakers: Michael L. Goldman, Partner, Troutman Pepper Tate Tischner, Counsel, Troutman Pepper Brian Kelly, Director, Technology Licensing   During this second IP series, Mike Goldman, Tate Tischner, and Brian Kelly will address the challenges of protecting diagnostic innovations in the United States.   This talk will provide insights into the patent eligibility limitations in this field, the strategies to overcome them, and the important…

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