ONAMI Science Entrepreneur Expert Series:Working with University Licensing Offices


Technology licensing negotiations are an important and often daunting prospect for inventors and entrepreneurs. Understanding university needs and objectives in advance, doing the homework on your business opportunity and thinking ahead to future financings and company transactions will help you set accurate expectations and reach agreement more easily. Topics to be discussed will include:

  • University objectives and constraints
  • Applying for a license – process and preparation for entrepreneurs
  • Executing on a license – terms and diligence
  • Downstream and end game issues: investors, acquisitions, etc.

Listen in on this fascinating panel discussion with Oregon's top research university licensing office leaders:

  • Joe Janda - Director, Innovation & Intellectual Property at Portland State University (PSU)
  • Brian Wall - Assistant Vice President for Research, Commercialization, and Industry Partnerships at Oregon State University (OSU)
  • Andrew Watson - Director, Technology Transfer at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
  • Chuck Williams - Associate Vice President for Innovation at the University of Oregon (UO)

Learn more about the Oregon research universities' technologies available for licensing at Innovate Collaborate Oregon

Technology licensing is an important part of the commercialization journey