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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March 2022

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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Webinar: IP Protection of Plant Materials

March 9 — 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Do you have questions about: Intellectual Property (IP) regarding plants? Who owns the IP? What can be protected and for how long? Do you want to learn the difference between and when to use plant patents, plant variety protection certificates, and utility patents?   If you answered yes to any of these questions, this webinar is for you.   Guest speaker: Jessica Stein, Senior Licensing and Business Development Officer at CTL Event organized by the American Society for Horticultural Science…

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February 2022

2022 Startup Symposium & InvestConnect Conference

February 24 — 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Agenda 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM          Welcoming Remarks 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM          Building a Team Panel 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM          Keynote Speaker Stanley Lapidus 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM          Announcement of the Resnick Prize Winner 12:45 PM – 01:00 PM          Break 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM          Investor Partnering (InvestConnect) (by invitation only)   Keynote…

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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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Culture is King: Recruiting and Managing a Team in a New Remote World – AUTM Annual Conference

February 22

Leading in a pandemic requires proactive consideration of culture building and maintenance.  The shift to remote work has created new challenges and opportunities for TTO offices.  This session will cover hot topics, including talent recruiting and internal office issues that have come to light in the wake of the pandemic, and create an environment for employees to find a work-life balance. We will discuss the resignation revolution and how to maintain your top talent and highlight tips for hiring a…

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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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New Program: Ignite Postdoc for Ventures – Info Session 2

February 16 — 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Applications are now open for Ignite: Postdoc for Ventures program and accepted through April 4, 2022.   The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) has launched Ignite Postdoc for Ventures, one of the three signature programs of the Ignite series to turn promising academic research into viable startups founded by Postdoctoral Fellows and soon-to-be graduating Ph.D. students.   The program will provide resources for entrepreneurial-minded postdocs to form new technology ventures based on Cornell inventions. The program adheres…

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New Program: Ignite Postdoc for Ventures – Info Session 1

February 11 — 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Applications are now open for Ignite: Postdoc for Ventures program and accepted through April 4, 2022.   The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) has launched Ignite Postdoc for Ventures, one of the three signature programs of the Ignite series to turn promising academic research into viable startups founded by Postdoctoral Fellows and soon-to-be graduating Ph.D. students.   The program will provide resources for entrepreneurial-minded postdocs to form new technology ventures based on Cornell inventions. The program adheres…

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CTL@WCM Office Hours with Lukasz Kowalik

February 10

On February 10th, office hours will be hosted by Lukasz Kowalik, Senior Licensing and Business Development Officer at CTL@WCM. Lukasz has a focus on CNS-related technologies: Brain and Mind Research Institute Metabolic Health Center Meyer Cancer Center Anesthesiology Medicine Neurological Surgery Neurology Psych Qatar   To reserve your 30-minute Zoom office hours session, select your preferred date and time. You will be given access to a Zoom registration link and will meet privately with Lukasz within that Zoom session.  

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