Fuentek's Laura Schoppe To Participate In Panel At AUTM 2013 Eastern Region Meeting
Technology Transfer Expert Offers Strategies For Passively Marketing Patents
APEX, NC, August 30, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Laura Schoppe, president of Fuentek, LLC, a local consulting firm that provides intellectual property (IP) and technology transfer services, will serve as a panelist for the "Strategies to Offload Patents That Are Doing Nothing for Too Long" session at the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) 2013 Eastern Region Meeting in Boston Sept. 9-10. Ms. Schoppe will focus on the low-cost strategy of passively marketing patented technologies through online listings.
The panel will be moderated by Joy Goswami of the University of Delaware. Other panelists will include Eugene Buff of Primary Care Innovation Consulting and Kelly B. Sexton of North Carolina State University. Panelists will discuss best practices for determining the "license-ability" of technologies and ways to offload patents that are no longer feasible for commercialization. Given the need for technology transfer offices to operate under tight budgets, the panelists will offer strategies for a lean, cost-effective and focused mode of operation. They will present best practices for objectively assessing and managing IP that has already entered the commercialization pipeline.
The AUTM 2013 Eastern Region Meeting will gather technology transfer professionals to discuss strategies for industry-academia partnerships that culminate in successful product commercialization through company formation, licensing or other agreements. They will also share successful practices and new strategies to help weather complicated economic times.
"AUTM meetings give tech transfer professionals the opportunity to meet and collaborate on new strategies and discuss challenges that they face in their day-to-day activities," said Schoppe. "University budgets are more challenging than ever and, with the implementation of the America Invents Act, navigating the patent process for commercialization efforts has become more daunting. I look forward to sharing my insights with this group."
- To register for the AUTM 2013 Eastern Region Meeting visit: http://www.autm.net/AUTM_2013_Eastern_Region_Meeting/10786.htm
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ABOUT FUENTEK, LLC:
Fuentek, LLC is a consulting firm that provides intellectual property and technology transfer services. With a specialization in technology commercialization and the Symbiotic Innovation approach to open innovation, Fuentek works with a wide variety of clients to identify promising technologies and assist them in converting their ideas and inventions into marketable products. Drawing upon its unique combination of technical, business and commercialization expertise, the firm has helped organizations around the world find the technology they need through licensing as well as collaborative research and development (R&D) partnerships. Led by President Laura A. Schoppe, a 2008 recipient of the prestigious Triangle Business Journal Women In Business award, Fuentek also offers training workshops, guidebooks, white papers, and websites to help clients and other tech transfer professionals improve effectiveness in managing their intellectual property. Recognized as a top women- and minority-owned small business in North Carolina for the past five consecutive years, Fuentek has been featured on National Public Radio and in the book The New Small: How a New Breed of Small Businesses is Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies. The firm has received numerous awards for its work, including an entrepreneurial Pinnacle Business Award from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please call (919) 249-0327 or visit Fuentek's website at http://www.fuentek.com.
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